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VRF-RE File I/O trouble

Question asked by pcconsultant on May 13, 1998
Mike and Allen [and anyone interested],
We have many Win95 stations which run VEE (4.01 apps) and/or other
applications 24 hours a day 7 days a week, with NO crashes or problems,
other than that VEE often takes an extraordinary amount of time to redraw
panels (30 seconds or more, regardless of CPU speed and/or Win95B or
NT4.0).  If you can post your system info, such as CPU, RAM, installed
peripherals and drivers, CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT, we would be happy to
let you know if we see anything that might benefit from correction.
Especially critical would be network version and drivers, and NIC type.
You may send them directly to if you prefer.
However, if the VRF group might benefit, post it there please.
Steve J. Thornburg,  Senior Systems Consultant
Allison Parker,  Senior Software Engineer
Digital Arts Group, for Kollmorgen Electro-Optical Division
Northampton, MA 01060


>The reason I gave up trying to run VEE on a Win 95 platform was occasional
>errors and crashes I could not explain, nor get help for because they were
>infrequent and not repeatable.  After switching to Windows NT 3.51 (then
>to NT 4.0), I have had ZERO "unexplained" problems or crashes and I use
file I/O
>to log test data on over 100,000 transistors each month.

>I have found 95 to be OK for short tests, but it can't seem to handle
>months on end like NT can.  Time will tell if Win 98 is better at this.
>promise this will solve your problem, but it sure worked for me.

>Mike Groves
>Ericsson Inc.
>Morgan Hill, Ca


>Original text follows:

>>Here is the situation:

>>Data from multiple instruments written to a log file for days on end (or
>>the intention).  Every aspect of the program checked and double checked
>>memory leaks.  The culprit appears to be the File I/O object itself, or
>>the transactions within the object.  NOPing all the transactions so the
>>remains in the program but does nothing makes the program happy.  Allow
>>transactions to execute, thus actually writing to the log file, and the
>>hangs after 12 hours or so.  Making any fancy formulas external to the
>>i.e. not performing any formulas within a transaction, has no effect.
All input
>>pins set to both their respective data types and any with no effect.  All
>>variables are scalar.  Changing the
>>format of the transactions to their respective data type or string has no
>>effect.  By "no effect" I mean the program still hangs with these
settings.  If
>>a reboot is attempted, Win95 responds with "System is waiting for the
>>program dialog box to close" even though that dialog box is never
present.  Is
>>this a bug in VEE 4.01 or am I overlooking something really stupid?

>>Any help would be appreciated.

>>Allen K. Lair                        Tel:    (613) 991-9034
>>Senior Technologist
>>Satcom Testbed Facility              Fax:    (613) 991-9035
>>Communications Research Centre
>>3701 Carling Ave.          
>>Ottawa Ont. Canada  K2H 8S2