Bug 49655

GemStone/S 64 Bit

3.6.1, 3.6, 3.5.8, 3.5.7, 3.5.6, 3.5.5, 3.5.4, 3.5.3, 3.5.2, 3.5.1., 3.5, possibly earlier versions

3.6.2, 3.5.8

Extreme log growth attempting to print stack if stack corrupted

The unix command kill -USR1 can be used to to print C and Smalltalk stacks to the GemStone log file for that process. However, if the stack is corrupted in certain ways, this may have entered a loop printing
    [ incomplete frame, send in progress ].

The log file for the process may continuously grow printing this message, potentially filling up the disk space.

Workaround

Kill the process using kill -TERM


Last updated: 6/15/22