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Debugging ACCVIO from SYS$CANCEL?

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The Question is:

When issuing a SYS$CANCEL prior to issuing a SYS$QIO to close down a TCP/IP
 connection I get a access violation ??
Sequence of events
1 - Connect
2 - Issue a IO$_READVBLK
3 - sys$cancel
At stage 4 the access violation occurs.  If I execute steps 1,2 & 4 (skipping
 3) it works !!
Please advise !!!

The Answer is :

  The failing Virtual Address and the program counter (PC) for the Access
  Violation (ACCVIO) error -- when interpreted as ASCII text -- reads as
  'nnection'.  This indicates the potential for severe damage to the call
  stack (stack corruptions) within the context of the application.  This
  corruption could obviously be the primary cause of the error, or it
  could easily be secondary to some other error within the run-time
  environment.  The identification of the specific cause of this and of
  most other ACCVIO errors will require application-level debugging, of
  The OpenVMS Wizard strongly encourages reading the available debugging
  and traceback topics here in Ask The Wizard -- such as topics (4129) and
  (7552) -- as well as the various topics on the many potential causes of
  the ACCVIO error itself.  For virtual memory debugging and for memory
  heap corruptions -- and for details on a debugging technique known
  colloquially as "fenceposts" -- please see topic (3257).  For basic
  information on common coding bugs and for pointers to related topics,
  please start with topic (1661).  Also obviously of some interest here
  will be the documentation on the OpenVMS Debugger utility; the debugger
  is an invaluable tool for finding and for resolving run-time errors.
  If you wish to request formal assistance in debugging this or other
  application code, please contact the services organization directly.
  For assistance with and for information on patches (if any) available
  for the TCPware product, please contact the TCPware product support

answer written or last revised on ( 29-JUL-2002 )

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