Recovering from "Unwind error during termination"?

Bert Freudenberg bert at
Tue Jan 17 09:04:07 UTC 2006

Am 17.01.2006 um 05:06 schrieb Colin Putney:

> On Jan 16, 2006, at 7:57 PM, tim Rowledge wrote:
>>> I just had an "Unwind error during termination" from which I was  
>>> only able to recover by hand-editing the underlying debugger. It  
>>> seems that trying to abort or otherwise closing the window will  
>>> result in another unwind error which leaves one in precisely the  
>>> same situation as before. Has anyone seen that problem before,  
>>> and if so, has any idea how to fix that?
>> I've noticed this a few times when using the TestRunner and  
>> abandoning a failed test. I *think* when I open a debugger on a  
>> test that fails an assert is when it happens. I look, see what is  
>> wrong and closes the debugger. Sometimes a little while after that  
>> I get this error. Normally I can get rid of it after closing the  
>> notifier, sometimes several of them. Once I vaguely recall having  
>> to simply abandon an image.
>> My only thought on the cause relate to the fact that the  
>> testrunner uses another process to run the tests and unwinding  
>> across processes may well be an issue.
> I've run into this too. I don't know what causes it, but I have  
> discovered that you can escape from the loop by *proceeding* from  
> the error.

Happened to me, too. I can't quite remember how I got rid of it, but  
since I continue to use that image, I must have make it go away ;-)

- Bert -

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