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

jacob fisher jacobfshr at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 13:04:07 EDT 2010


isn't a tempRandomNumber.hip file created with windows every time you
have something open?
go to /windows/temp and look for one with the most current time stamp.

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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