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hani November 9, 2005 03:26

patchTool won't start properly
 
patchTool won't start properly. Can anyone please help me interpret the following error message, which I get immediatlely when starting patchTool? I use OpenFOAM 1.2.

Caught FoamXError exception in patchToolServer::main(int argc, char **argv) :
FoamXError "Caught CORBA::COMM_FAILURE exception in connect : Unable to contact name server."
In function "FoamX::NameServer::connect(CORBA:: ORB_ptr pOrb)"
in file "NameServer.C" at line 190

The full output when I try to run patchTool is attached below:

term44:run/pitzDaily> patchTool .. pitzDaily
runPatchToolServer : pid:
Using jar /users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/applications/utilities/mesh/manipulation/p atchTool/lib/j3d-org.jar
Using jar /users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/applications/utilities/mesh/manipulation/p atchTool/lib/PatchTool.jar
+ /users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/linux/j2sdk1.4.2_05/bin/java -cp .:/users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/applications/utilities/mesh/manipulation /patchTool/lib/j3d-org.jar:/users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/applications/ut ilities/mesh/manipulation/patchTool/lib/PatchTool.jar -DFoamX.SystemPath=/users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2 -DFoamX.SystemConfigPath=/users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/.OpenFOAM-1.2/app s/FoamX -DFoamX.UserConfigPath=/users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/.OpenFOAM-1.2/apps/ FoamX -DFoamX.PatchToolPath=/users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/applications/utiliti es/mesh/manipulation/patchTool PatchTool/PatchTool -ORBDefaultInitRef corbaloc:iiop:1.0:term44.tfd.chalmers.se:1235
Using server reference /users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/.OpenFOAM-1.2/apps/FoamX/ns2.ref
Starting Foam PatchToolServer with inet:term44.tfd.chalmers.se:1235 ...
/*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*\
| ========= | |
| \ / F ield | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox |
| \ / O peration | Version: 1.2 |
| \ / A nd | Web: http://www.openfoam.org |
| \/ M anipulation | |
\*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*/

Exec : PatchToolServer .. pitzDaily
Date : Nov 09 2005
Time : 08:14:44
Host : term44.tfd.chalmers.se
PID : 18580
Root : ..
Case : pitzDaily
Nprocs : 1
Caught FoamXError exception in patchToolServer::main(int argc, char **argv) :
FoamXError "Caught CORBA::COMM_FAILURE exception in connect : Unable to contact name server."
In function "FoamX::NameServer::connect(CORBA:: ORB_ptr pOrb)"
in file "NameServer.C" at line 190
Finishing patchToolServer::main(int argc, char **argv)
runPatchToolServer : cleanup
+ cleanup
+ trap 0 2 3 15
+ '[' 18561 ']'
+ kill 18561
/users/tfd/hani/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/bin/patchTool: line 1: kill: (18561) - No such process

I have used patchTool before, but I don't remember which version I used and if it only was on my laptop which I don't have with me today.

Håkan.

mattijs November 9, 2005 05:48

Usually something is still han
 
Usually something is still hanging or there is no network installed.

Start up the server processes separately by running runPatchToolServer.

Check whether the nsd and the patchToolServer are running. Check that the ns2.ref gets rewritten.

hani November 9, 2005 06:11

Thanks for your reply. I tr
 
Thanks for your reply.

I tried running runPatchToolServer, but I got the same message. There are no processes with 'nsd' or 'patchToolServer' in their names. runPatchToolServer did a runPatchToolServer : cleanup. If you refer to OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/.OpenFOAM-1.2/apps/FoamX/ns2.ref it was last written to in September.

It looks to me as FoamX uses a similar way of starting and that works fine.

I need to use patchTool to rearrange my patches for cyclic computations. Is there any other way to do this if we can't get patchTool working?

Håkan.

hani November 9, 2005 06:29

Aha! I tried renaming the f
 
Aha!

I tried renaming the file OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.2/.OpenFOAM-1.2/apps/FoamX/ns2.ref to something else and then it was possible to start patchTool.

Did I do something wrong, or should OpenFOAM have removed the file automatically? It would be good to know for the future.

Håkan.

dmoroian November 26, 2005 12:47

Something similar happened to
 
Something similar happened to me too. The solution was to uncompress again the installation binaries.

Dragos

segersson July 4, 2006 06:51

I'm having trouble with the pa
 
I'm having trouble with the patchTool name-server. After using the tool several times with success, it suddenly stopped working. When running patchTool I recieve the message:

Name service reference file not found in '/local_disk/dsegerss/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3-prod/.OpenFOAM-1.3/apps/FoamX/ns2.re f'.
Cannot find rootContext in name service.
PatchToolServer object could not be contacted.

When I instead run runPathToolServer I get the message:
[dsegerss@lxserv58 slbProject]$ runPatchToolServer . extrTest &
[dsegerss@lxserv58 slbProject]$ Starting NameServer (nsd) with inet:lxserv58:1235 ...
uncaught MICO exception: IDL:omg.org/CORBA/INITIALIZE:1.0 (0, not-completed)
/local_disk/dsegerss/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3-prod/bin/runPatchToolServer: line 142: 25937 Aborted (core dumped) nsd
-ORBIIOPAddr $myIOP --ior $FOAMX_CONFIG/ns2.ref </dev/null

I'm dependent on a working patchTool, so I would be glad if anyone could help me figure out what´s suddenly gone wrong with my setup.

Regards
David

mattijs July 4, 2006 12:37

Maybe something in the network
 
Maybe something in the network setup changed?

Check for lxserv58 in /etc/hosts.

segersson July 5, 2006 01:08

Hi again, lxserv58 is not in
 
Hi again,
lxserv58 is not in the /etc/hosts file. I do not think that is the cause though, since I do not have write permission to this file I can not have changed it. Also FoamX, which seems to use a similar name server, is working without any problem.
Any other ideas?
I've tried to recompile patchTool and also unpacked everything from scratch...

Regards
David

segersson July 5, 2006 02:08

Hi again, lxserv58 is not in
 
Hi again,
lxserv58 is not in the /etc/hosts file. I do not think that is the cause though, since I do not have write permission to this file I can not have changed it. Also FoamX, which seems to use a similar name server, is working without any problem.
Any other ideas?
I've tried to recompile patchTool and also unpacked everything from scratch...

Regards
David

segersson October 12, 2006 01:55

I have now solved the problem.
 
I have now solved the problem. It was all due to my lack of deeper Linux knowledge...

Since there might be more ´Linux novices with this problem, here is the solution:

What had happened was that I had managed to leave an old PatchTool process running in the background. This old process was then blocking the port needed for a new instance of PatchTool to start. This was pointed out by a message from PatchTool saying: ...ORBDefaultInitRef corbaloc:iiop:1.0:lxserv58:1235

What I did was to check for the pid of the process blocking by doing:

netstat -t -l | grep 1235
(Lists what is listened to)

lsof | grep 1235
(Lists all files in question)

I could then conclude that I had a old process listening to that port, at the same time as a new one was trying to occupy it. To solve the problem I killed the blocking processes!

Regards
David

mss November 7, 2006 09:59

Hej, I have a same problem
 
Hej,

I have a same problem:
----------------------------------------------
Starting NameServer with inet:alex:1234 ...
uncaught MICO exception: IDL:omg.org/CORBA/INITIALIZE:1.0 (0, not-completed)
/home/Administrator/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.3/bin/runFoamXHB: line 127: 2767 Aborted nsd -ORBIIOPAddr $myIOP --ior $FOAMX_CONFIG/ns.ref </dev/null
---------------------------------------------------
Could you give datails how to solve this?
thanks,
Rita

lasb August 3, 2007 03:47

Hi, I have problems launchi
 
Hi,

I have problems launching patchTool.

Mattijs wrote november 9, 2005: Start up the server processes separately by running runPatchToolServer.

That is exactly my problem. When I run patchToolServer I get this errormessage:

Using server reference /home/lasb/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.4/.OpenFOAM-1.4/apps/FoamX/ns2.ref
Starting Foam PatchToolServer with inet:pc-05559-wxp.risoe.dk:1235 ...
/*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*\
| ========= | |
| \ / F ield | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox |
| \ / O peration | Version: 1.4 |
| \ / A nd | Web: http://www.openfoam.org |
| \/ M anipulation | |
\*---------------------------------------------------------------------------*/

Exec : PatchToolServer OpenFOAM/lasb-1.4/run/tutorials/simpleFoam/ pitzDaily
Date : Aug 03 2007
Time : 09:38:04
Host : pc-05559-wxp.risoe.dk
PID : 2647
Root : OpenFOAM/lasb-1.4/run/tutorials/simpleFoam/
Case : pitzDaily
Nprocs : 1
Caught FoamXError exception in patchToolServer::main(int argc, char **argv) :
FoamXError "Caught CORBA::COMM_FAILURE exception in connect : Unable to contact name server."
In function "FoamX::NameServer::connect(CORBA:http://www.cfd-online.com/OpenFOAM_D...part/proud.gifRB_ptr pOrb)"
in file "NameServer.C" at line 190
Finishing patchToolServer::main(int argc, char **argv)
/home/lasb/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.4/bin/runPatchToolServer: line 145: 2647 Segmentation fault PatchToolServer -ORBNamingAddr $myIOP $caseRoot $caseName
runPatchToolServer : cleanup

So it is unable to cantact nameserver. I already tried what David Segerssons did without luck.

Does anyone know what to do about it?

Regards,
Lasse

mou_mi June 3, 2008 13:46

Hi, When I run patchTool, t
 
Hi,

When I run patchTool, the graphic window appear but after I click on connect button, this error come in my terminal :

Reading name service reference from '/usr/local/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.4.1/.OpenFOAM-1.4.1/apps/FoamX/ns2.ref'.
Name service reference file not found in '/usr/local/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.4.1/.OpenFOAM-1.4.1/apps/FoamX/ns2.ref'.
Cannot find rootContext in name service.
PatchToolServer object could not be contacted.

After I check the directory, I do not have ns2.ref file. Could anyone upload this file here?

Thank you
Mou


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