Re: application problems

From: Frank van Bortel <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:40:38 +0100
Message-ID: <f3466$47b096a6$524b5c40$>

Ben wrote:
> the application "runs" as a service on a windows machine with 10 or so
> threads. These threads seem to be getting killed or just dying off.
> The problem compounds and gets faster as more of them die. So it
> might take 10 hours for the first one to die, then 9 hours more for a
> 2nd one, then 6 hours more for the 3rd, then 2 hours for the 4th, 30
> minutes more for the next, etc...
> Once the last thread has died, all the users (40 or 50) lock up and
> the service ( and / or ) server must be restarted.

Sounds like a MS Windows restriction - Forms cannot run more that approx 80 sessions - check Metalink.
Pre NT4.0, things were better... then Microsoft started optimizing. Some of those optimizations can be reversed by setting the "Allow service to interact with Desktop", even when it concerns a background process. Memory distribution (stack, heap) is changed.

Care to give some information about what runs on the application server?


Frank van Bortel

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Received on Mon Feb 11 2008 - 12:40:38 CST

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