[Mono-list] Strange errors due to ~/.wapi problems

Jörg Rosenkranz joergr@voelcker.com
Sun, 19 Oct 2003 15:52:25 +0200

Hello Dick,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Porter [mailto:dick@ximian.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 3:28 PM
> If the shared memory is corrupted, the runtime reverts to a non-shared
> setup.  This has the side effect of preventing process forking.
> You can delete the shared memory files in ~/.wapi when this 
> happens, but
> it would be very useful if you could track down _why_ the corruption
> occurred.  Running out of space might do it, but the sanity 
> check looks
> at the first few bytes.

We have this behaviour on one (and only one) of our machines. We were
not been able to track this issue down yet. Could this be a race 
condition between two processes? We are starting multiple instances of
one Mono app from another multithreaded Mono app.