1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 20, 2012 2:22 PM by philmodjunk

    FIleMaker 11/12 Crash when closing window



      FIleMaker 11/12 Crash when closing window


      FileMaker Pro


      11.0, 12.0

      Operating system version

      MacOS-X 10.7.4, Windows XP, Windows 7

      Description of the issue

      This has been an ongoing problem with a complex database.  Occasionally it would crash, usually after about the 3rd print operation.  I was finally able to track it down and verified that it occurs on both platforms and with FileMaker 11 or 12.

      The problem occurs after the 3rd sequence of events of:

      From Database "A" call a script in Database "B" (which is hidden) which: opens a new window, changes layouts, does a search, changes layouts again, enter prevue mode pause, save as PDF (or print) and then do the following script steps with the preview window showing:

      Go To Layout (a different layout on a different table with no records)
      Enter Browse Mode
      Adjust Window [Resize to Fit]
      Set Window Title[Current Window; Get( FileName )]
      Close Window [ Current Window ]

      The problem doesn't always occur but I have found if I reboot my system and do it 3 times it will always fail.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      This problem is very difficult to reproduce outside of the full solution.  I have tried to create a separate database that simulates the steps that it takes to reproduce the problem but it does not fail in the simple database.

      Expected result

      FileMaker should not crash

      Actual result

      FileMaker crashes on the "Close Window" step on the 3rd pass through.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      No specific error message other than FileMaker crashes.  Here is the first part of the CrashLog from FM Pro Advanced 12.0v2 on MacOS-X 10.7.4


      Process:         FileMaker Pro [452]
      Path:            /Volumes/VOLUME/*/FileMaker Pro Advanced.app/Contents/MacOS/FileMaker Pro
      Identifier:      com.filemaker.client.advanced12
      Version:         12.0.2 (12.0.2)
      Code Type:       X86 (Native)
      Parent Process:  launchd [277]

      Date/Time:       2012-08-17 22:18:04.678 -0400
      OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7.4 (11E53)
      Report Version:  9

      Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

      Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
      Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

      Application Specific Information:
      objc[452]: garbage collection is OFF
      [452] stack overflow

      Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
      0   libsystem_kernel.dylib             0x92c2d9c6 __pthread_kill + 10
      1   libsystem_c.dylib                  0x9b518f78 pthread_kill + 106
      2   libsystem_c.dylib                  0x9b509ce3 __abort + 198
      3   libsystem_c.dylib                  0x9b50664a __stack_chk_fail + 253
      4   com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x04178bc3 Draco::FMWindowModel::~FMWindowModel() + 979
      5   com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x0021b6a0 FMDocWindow::~FMDocWindow() + 528
      6   com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x0017b2dc FMAppSession::DeleteWindow(Draco::FMWindowModel&) + 60
      7   com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x0416fbb0 Draco::FMSession::CloseWindow(Draco::FMWindowModel&, bool) + 352
      8   com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x041724db Draco::FMWindowModel::CloseWindow() + 43
      9   com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x0418607a Draco::ScriptRuntimeBase::DoCloseWindow() + 186
      10  com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x04193f13 Draco::ScriptRuntimeBase::DispatchStep() + 5795
      11  com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x041946c5 Draco::ScriptRuntimeBase::Execute() + 597
      12  com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x04195133 Draco::ScriptRuntimeBase::DoNextStep() + 371
      13  com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x0419525d Draco::ScriptRuntimeBase::DoRunLoop() + 109
      14  com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x0032215f ScriptRuntime::OnIdle() + 127
      15  com.filemaker.fmengine.framework     0x0416f010 Draco::FMSession::OnIdle(bool) + 272
      16  com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x0017b802 FMAppSession::OnIdle(bool) + 66
      17  com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x0016abf5 CFMProApp::Idle(bool) + 69
      18  com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x0016ad1d CFMProApp::DispatchNullEvent() + 109
      19  com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x004b37a9 -[MFAppDelegate HandleIdleNotification] + 25
      20  com.apple.Foundation               0x94eb4df1 __-[NSNotificationCenter addObserver:selector:name:object:]_block_invoke_1 + 49
      21  com.apple.CoreFoundation           0x95348903 ___CFXNotificationPost_block_invoke_1 + 275
      22  com.apple.CoreFoundation           0x95313688 _CFXNotificationPost + 2776
      23  com.apple.Foundation               0x94eb4db7 -[NSNotificationCenter postNotification:] + 115
      24  com.apple.Foundation               0x94f1c803 postQueueNotifications + 948
      25  com.apple.CoreFoundation           0x9532c0ce __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_AN_OBSERVER_CALLBACK_FUNCTION__ + 30
      26  com.apple.CoreFoundation           0x9532c00d __CFRunLoopDoObservers + 413
      27  com.apple.CoreFoundation           0x952fea5d __CFRunLoopRun + 1261
      28  com.apple.CoreFoundation           0x952fe1dc CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 332
      29  com.apple.CoreFoundation           0x952fe088 CFRunLoopRunInMode + 120
      30  com.apple.HIToolbox                0x9c15e723 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 318
      31  com.apple.HIToolbox                0x9c165a8b ReceiveNextEventCommon + 381
      32  com.apple.HIToolbox                0x9c1658fa BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode + 88
      33  com.apple.AppKit                   0x993380d8 _DPSNextEvent + 678
      34  com.apple.AppKit                   0x99337942 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 113
      35  com.apple.AppKit                   0x99333cb1 -[NSApplication run] + 911
      36  com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x0006e7c0 CMacApp_Main + 576
      37  com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x001700e3 main + 67
      38  com.filemaker.client.advanced12     0x00050ce1 start + 53

      Configuration information

      The databases are hosted on FIleMaker Server (MacOS-X 10.6 or 10.7).  The crash occurs on both Windows and Mac platforms.


      I rewrote the script containing the Close Window to just close the window (without changing layouts, entering browse mode or renaming the window) if there is more than 1 window open in the Database file which seems to have eliminated the problem.

        • 1. Re: FIleMaker 11/12 Crash when closing window

          This sounds like your file is damaged--especially given the fact that your test file fails to reproduce the issue.

          Try recovering your file. Test the recovered file even if no problems are reported by the recovere process.

          Things to keep in mind about Recover:

          While Recover almost always detects and fully corrects any problems with your file...

          1. The recovered copy may behave differently even if recover reports "no problems found".
          2. Recover does not detect all problems
          3. Recover doesn't always fix all problems correctly
          4. Best Practice is to never put a recovered copy back into regular use or development. Instead, replace the damaged file with an undamaged back up copy if this is at all possible. You may have to save a clone of the back up copy and import all data from your recovered copy to get a working copy with the most up to date information possible.