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Known Errors

These are the known errors in our products, logged as reported with versions and platforms affected as well as corrections and work-arounds.

This list is largely historical, since it records all problems that have been reported throughout G&R history. Only the most recently reported problems still exist, unless you are using a very old copy of the product, in which case you should update the product to the most recent version.


E0001: GLAPI line_start fails in gstart with "no child processes"

Product: Host Links 4.0.0, GlAPI
Platform: Any
Status: Closed, fixed in 4.0.1 and 4.1.0
Last updated: 1996-05-24 16:44:21

An application written using the GLAPI fails with the following message:
    glapi: gstart execution failed
    glapi: no child processes
    glapi: fatal error, terminating

It fails while executing the line_start function. The second time the
application is run it succeeds. Deleting the cache file in the /tmp
directory and re-running the application causes the failure again.

The error only happens if the program prior to the line_start call has
called the Unix signal functions to ignore the SIGCLD/SIGCHLD signal.

Workaround:
Rerun the program or change it so SIGCLD/SIGCHLD isn't ignored while
calling line_start.
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