gifaceserver fault (continued)

Keith Bradnam keith at thale.life.nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Oct 5 07:31:16 EST 2000

Hi all,

Following on from my previous posts, I am growing more convinced that
there is some sort of problem with gifaceserver for the alpha platform.

I should again state that this problem only manifests itself when trying
to view very large maps (containing hundreds or thousands of objects).
Trying to view any individual marker on one of these maps results in the
same problem.  To date, I have only been able to get this problem to occur
in our AGR database, and not in any of the other 30 acedb databases we
host on our server.

The problem is that gifaceserver won't dump out the necessary image.  This
happens whether you access the database with WebAce, AceBrowser, or
aceclient, but not xace (which is the bit that stumps me).

In the first three cases, the graphic object does not appear.  For
AceBrowser the standard error gif is shown, for Webace the display
defaults to the tree display and for aceclient, it falls over (see earlier

This has happened on two separate Compaq Alphaservers running Tru64 UNIX,
but doesn't happen on our older Sun workstations running Solaris (all
with gifaceserver 4.7l)

Any thoughts?


~  Keith Bradnam - Developer, Arabidopsis Genome Resource (AGR)
~  Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre - http://nasc.nott.ac.uk/
~  University Park, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
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