Re: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build
Nathan Gerber
Thu Nov 12th, 2009
I encountered several out of memory errors while putting it through a stress
test. Here are the steps I took:

1) Downloaded *Hip Cat beyond 10,000 LY* data from NOX (
http://www.nbos.com/nox/index.php?action=1001&id=26 )
2) Imported the data into Astro3.
3) Saved the data to a .AstroDB file on my desktop. *(File Size: 45,163KB
for .AstroDB vs 53,099KB for .sector)*
4) Attempted to do a search and select a system for display. *Search string:
"7315"*
5) Upon clicking a system (it ended up selecting ALOT seemingly from a
random one that was visible on the screen). I then got regular alerts that
said "Out of memory." It also gave me the spinning circle of doom
indefinitely (10+ minutes).
6) Forced the program to close.
7) Started the program again.
8) Reopened the .AstroDB file for display.
9) Once loaded did a different search of the systems and got the same
results. *Search string: "- 7513"*

The program was using about 2GiB of RAM at the time of failure. I also went
through and tested using Astro2 for the same process and things functioned
just fine.


*My Setup:*
Windows 7 64-bit
12GiB RAM
--
Nathan Gerber


On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Richard <rkurbis-at-shaw.ca> wrote:

> Ed, can you put a forum up for the Astro3 beta testers? This way we wont
> clog up the ML with our findings.
>
> ~~Richard~~
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard" <rkurbis-at-shaw.ca>
> To: <nbossoftware-at-nbos.com>
> Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:45 PM
>
> Subject: Re: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build
>
>
> Ok, I terminated as soon as my memmory hit 170mb on the Astro3 process.
>> It DID create the AstroDB with all the systems (even after a hard shutdown
>> of Astro3), seems to be a memory leak?
>> The AstroDB is 140.5MB from an original 81MB Sector file.
>> ~~Richard~~
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard" <rkurbis-at-shaw.ca>
>> To: <nbossoftware-at-nbos.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:24 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build
>>
>>
>> I've noticed my sector file is double the size with the new file format,
>>> tho my original sector was only 2,394kb the new one ends up being 5970kb,
>>> Attempting to reconstruct a 81MB sector file, noticed that Astro3 is
>>> chugging at it at 3-5% of my CPU (Dual Core 2.5ghz) during the conversion.
>>> I'm waiting for the mem usage to reach around double the filesize before I
>>> shut it down. (this may take a but)
>>> ~~Richard~~
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "NBOS Support" <support2-at-nbos.com>
>>> To: <nbossoftware-at-nbos.com>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:56 PM
>>> Subject: [nbos] Astro3 Experimental Build
>>>
>>> To run this experimental build, run Astro3.exe.
>>>>
>>>> Let me know how it goes! If you want to look directly at the data in
>>>> the database, you can use any database client that can view sqlite
>>>> databases, including the command line client available from sqlite's web
>>>> site.
>>>>
>>>> Ed
>>>>
>>>> ps: surface map generation is also significantly faster in this build as
>>>> well as I've been optimizing some of those routines.
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