Re: Unsolved Mysterious Crashes

From: krenshala (
Date: 04/29/02

On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 03:40:38PM -0700, Jason Yarber was heard to say:

> I'd give you more information, if I had more, but that's all I have.
> My question is this.  What could cause a mud to crash like this?  I
> know that's a general question, and probably has a lot of different
> responses.  But to be honest, I've come to the end of my rope here,
> and will look through every response I get.  I don't care how stupid
> your responses sound, I'll still investigate them.  If you want to
> save on spam to the circle mud mailing list, feel free to email me
> directly at

If you are th only person logged in and you were not doing anything,
then that leaves mobs as the cause (assuming its something INSIDE the
mud causing the crashes).

For reference, I've caused my mud to crash by allowing mobs to attack
other mobs.  First crash, the mud died becuase FAR to many fights
started all at once shortly after the mud was started, so we limited
mobs to not attacking their own kind.  Second crash, we forgot to say
"and don't attack yourself" (mud doesn't like trying to award exp to
a dead mob ;).

Since you don't mention what kind of changes you had made prior to
the crashes starting, all I can really suggest is you look into any
recent changes you ahve made to the mud code to see if anything ...
odd is now allowed (such as a mob killing itself ;).  There are other
things you can do, but I'm not a real programmer, so I'll leave those
answeres to people more qualified. =)


Larry Robinson

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