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#17 system-crash when trying to close large file

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Davy Durham
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2003-03-27
2003-03-16
Anonymous
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Using 0.7-beta-1 on Mandrake 9.0 with KDE 3.0.5 on ext3
and vfat partitions the following happens:

After working (cutting and normalize) on large *.wav,
(approx. 700 MB) I saved it. Seemingly the *.wav was
been saved. Saving process stops. But when trying to
close the file, the whole system freezes after 5 secs,
leaving the *.wav as large as it should, but with
destroyed header, what makes it unusable.
The error occurs not everytime, but is reproducible
every 2nd or third time using the prog.

Discussion

  • Davy Durham
    Davy Durham
    2003-03-17

    • priority: 5 --> 7
    • assigned_to: nobody --> ddurham
     
  • Davy Durham
    Davy Durham
    2003-03-17

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    I created a 750 meg file and did a few cuts and then a
    normalize, then a save and a close 4 times and didn't see
    the problem show up...

    Are you low on diskspace? It'd probably require free space
    to hold the file at least 3 times if not more (original,
    plus working file which would be 2 times the original since
    it has a backup of the data (for undo) because of the
    normalize).

    I'm wondering if it's having a problem if the disk gets full
    or something.

     
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    > I created a 750 meg file and did a few cuts and then a
    > normalize, then a save and a close 4 times and didn't see
    > the problem show up...

    > Are you low on diskspace?

    No. Some Gb's left.
    Insteresting is, that as long as I keep the file open,
    everything runs fine on the system. The halt occurs only
    when I choose the close-file menu.
    Recently the prog. left the *.wav usable when crashing, so
    the mentioned before file-destructive behavior doesn't
    appear to happen every time it crashes.

     
  • Davy Durham
    Davy Durham
    2003-03-17

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    Also, I am using ext3 on Mandrake 9.0. But you mentioned
    vfat; are you saving or loading or running from the vfat
    partions at all? I didn't involve my vfat partitions in my
    testing.

     
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    > you mentioned
    > vfat; are you saving or loading or running from the vfat
    > partions at all? I didn't involve my vfat partitions.

    Sorry for the delay.
    I nuked my bios while upgrading, so I had to invest in new
    hardware (HD, RAM and Motherboard).
    Now everything works fine, even with vfat-partitions, which
    I share with windows because your prog, which is great,
    causes a large overhead when editing large files. Winprog
    "WaveLab" (you know?) doesn't. Maybe there is critical code
    in your source causing my crashes, but I can only guess. You
    may delete this thread, if you like. Read you on the
    features-board.

     
  • Davy Durham
    Davy Durham
    2003-03-27

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    Alright.. I'll close it then. Just let me know if you have
    problems again.

     
  • Davy Durham
    Davy Durham
    2003-03-27

    • status: open --> closed-works-for-me