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Unknown mIRC 6.14 Lockup #75157 14/03/04 03:38 AM
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on 3/11/2004 @ 5:44PM CST mIRC 6.14 suddenly locked up.

Scripts were loaded and running, however none had any
if then else loops, or while loops, or any other things that would cause a crash. Upon end task of the process, Windows did not log an event for it.

The problem has not arised since.

The reason this is a possible bug and not a script, is because of the fact i was unable to BREAK the script, even if it was a script, mIRC should have still allowed me to halt it.

Unusual Things:

Here is the log of "Channel 1"
Channel 1:

[17:43] * Joins: NICK1 (******@***.**.**.***)
[17:43] * Parts: NICK1 (******@***.**.**.***)
[17:44] <NICK2> BRB MEDICATION
[17:44] <NICK2> was kicked by OP1 (100% caps)

------MIRC.EXE LOCKED UP

Session Start: Thu Mar 11 17:54:38 2004

------END OF LOG "CHANNEL 1"



Here is the log of "Channel 2"

[17:43] * Parts: NICK3 (******@***.**.**.***)
[17:43] * Joins: NICK3 (******@***.**.**.***)
Session Close: Thu Mar 11 17:45:57 2004

------MIRC.EXE LOCKED UP

Session Start: Thu Mar 11 17:54:31 2004

------END OF LOG "CHANNEL 2"


The difference is Channel 1 did not get a "Session End:" written to it.
Dispite the lockup, the other channel i was on did get a "Session End:"
written to it.

Another odd thing is Windows usually logs items that end end tasked,
especially when the application is not responding.

The follwing Noteable events took place at the time of this lockup:

1) mirc.exe was NOT taking up any abnormal amount of CPU, actually, it was taking
almost no cpu.

2) A kick was performed prior to freeze, the "last" thing to happen before the freeze.

3) NICK1 joined and parted channel 1, 2 minutes before freeze

4) Channel 1 did not log the end of session.


Why those events are noteable:

Event 1)
When in an infinite loop, mIRC will take up all possible CPU power.
this freeze did not use any cpu.

Event 2)
Possible error in command?

Event 3)
Users who perform exploits dont sit in the channel with the user they
are going to attack. Doubtful this is the case, but noteable.

Event 4)
Error possibly occured within the channel.

Events 1,2,4 can be linked to Channel 1:

IF the kick event 2 caused the glitch, then that would have sparked event 1,
and being its inside the channel, it might have caused it not to log the
session end.

This is all just my own research and i could be 100% wrong, and in the wrong
direction.


Any ideas?


-Cypris
Re: Unknown mIRC 6.14 Lockup #75158 15/03/04 05:33 AM
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What? you cant tell me i have stumped everyone, is there not anyone with ANY kind of even mildly usful input?


-Cypris
Re: Unknown mIRC 6.14 Lockup #75159 16/03/04 03:30 PM
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Try to reproduce that, with /debug enabled....sounds intereseting smile