[Sidefx-houdini-list] triggering a seg fault in windows?

Robert Kelly isstuff at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 12:53:30 EDT 2010


i am on windows 7 if that changes anything

On 16 June 2010 09:32, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone know how to trigger a seg fault in WINDOWS so houdini saves out
> a recovery file? i have an unresponsive file that i would like to
> recover if possible
>
> If you dont know what i mean in linux and mac you can cause houdini to
> crash out but save a backup.
>
> to do this you find the PID of the process that houdini is using and
> you remember that number....
> in my example it is 2167
> then you run
>
> kill -SEGV 2167
>
> That command sent to houdini tells it it has failed and it should
> think about packing up its things and going bie bie. It attempts to
> save a files and then dies.That is better than just killing it
> normally and loosing work.
>



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