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

Peter Bowmar pbowmar at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 13:00:50 EDT 2010


You are SOL on Windows, unless something radical changed in Windows
7... that is a Unix thing, at least as far as I know.

On 16 June 2010 09:53, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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