Good job on the game so far having a lot of fun, Just writing this to tell you that we have discovered a server crashing error that has caused us to twice lose buildings that have taken 3-4 days to build and a lot of resources, (4 roughly million wood and 3 million stone).
We think that it may have to do with building parts that have no support, because currently the triangle floor once its attached to a wall it can be built off ground without support many times. To duplicate this error try building a large foundation floor with triangle foundations then place pillars, place triangle floors on top of pillars, run through it and start demolishing pillars, this should duplicate the error and crash the server.
When this error happens it floods the Server Exception log with the following,
StackOverflowException: The requested operation caused a stack overflow.
BuildingBlock+Support.Update (Boolean forced)
BuildingBlock.UpdateSupports (Boolean forceUpdate)
This stops anyone from accessing the server, and the only way to access the server is to wipe it. I think this is about the 4th time we have experienced it, and it may only happen when there are big builds, we’re not sure, but we are pretty sure it has to do with building parts not getting support like the example mentioned earlier.
The following link is an error feedback from the server owner, with a log file attatchment.
From oxide a Plugin Developer posted à workaround:
with visual studio you’ll get editbin.exe (useable from visual studio commandline) and then just run:
editbin.exe /stack:8388608 RustDedicated.exe
default stack size is 1M, this command sets it to 8M, but it can be that you’ll need more, i’ve increased it in 1M steps until error was gone…
Feb 5, 2015
[editline]13th February 2015[/editline]
And yes we did some testings, éven if you have 1 huge house this error Will occur,
Where as if you have billions of small houses it won’t occure.
This bug has been Well known for quite some time,
Personnaly it happens to me every game updates ^^, but thank god it can easily be fixed
Since december we are trying to get his attention for this but despite there are several update released non of them realted with this issue. actually this is most important problem in game but they dont care a lot.
Because of weekly updates, we need to wipe server every week or 2 but what will be happen later?
should we keep map 2000x2000 with max player 20 for survive till next update?
actually I do not understand this visual studio thing - why we should do it? why they do not release the fixed new .exe in regular updates?
I search my server file but can not find .exe file at all
we spend money for game + we spend for server hire but they are ignoring our request which is not extra stuff request just asking to fix the problem.
that is why we stop playing + managing server until this idiot problem solved because there is no way to play under this circumstances!
I am sure that; most of the admin does not aware about the problem. they dont understand why their server crashed. this is really important problem because only solution is wipe the server
it’s happen to me 4 times
There is no solution even make the server.stability false
it’s about the item number in your server which cause huge save file
If your save file reaches 4mb or more (at the same time ram usage reach 2gb or more) and that time; you will start to face problems with day/night cycle - then you will restart the server for solve the problem but that is the wrong idea!!
IF you restart, it will never work again.
Before restart, you should check your logs for error and try to find huge complex which cause this error and remove that house before save and restart but probably you will not able to find any error
This is biggest rust bug (ie. half open doors and dissapeared chat messages not important near this bug)
As I know that; a lot of bug fixed for new update but stack over flow error not fixed yet!
Ps: small map and/or make the server.stability false does not solution. It will just cause another problems i.e. easy raid and boring game
until fix this problem, there is no way to keep resume playing bc server gonna be crash in couple of days anyway
Oh man I heard about this happening just before the Blueprint patch came out… Im not sure if anyone but the server owners/admins knew this was happening. I thought it got fixed. Voted up issue, I hope they can get it sorted for you guys.