ODBC SQLDriverConnect Crashes – Additional Info

The purpose of this post is to provide additional information regarding an issue that I am experiencing with an application written in C / C++ that can also run as a service. This is legacy code and has been operating for almost two decades. The software can be invoked to run interactively or as a service. The code just stopped to work when invokes as a service about two months ago. I tried to replicate it on my development system and on a new computer system. The issue is that the software runs when invoked as an application but fails to start when started as a service. Continue reading “ODBC SQLDriverConnect Crashes – Additional Info”

ODBC SQLDriverConnect Crashes Service

I have an issue for which I have already posted a question “ODBC SQLDriverConnect crashes when running as a service” in Stack Overflow. I am generating this post to provide additional information and will add a link to it in Stack Overflow.

The software in question was written in C. It is a 32-bit application. When it starts it performs some checks and opens SQL Server database. The software support most (never say all) versions of SQL Server.

The base software has been running on different versions of Windows. The original software was designed about 20 years ago.

I am using a Windows 10 machine. The problem seems to happen in other versions of Windows (e.g., Windows Server 2016 Standard). Continue reading “ODBC SQLDriverConnect Crashes Service”

Memory Pools

It seems that when it rains it pours. A couple days before the 4th of July the garage opener stopped working. We called the garage service company that installed the current unit. The technician showed up and determined that the issue was a cracked controller board. We paid in advanced for the board which had to be ordered. In the meantime the unit was detached so we could open and close the door by hand.

Last week the door stopped working. It got stuck. Called the service company and they told us that the board had arrived (was probably delivered by snail mail) and they could get all done last Friday or Saturday. My wife and I were going to be out of town Thursday through Sunday. Last evening when we arrived, the door was still partially open. Continue reading “Memory Pools”