PB87 - Known Problems & Stress Test Mode

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Jan Rysavy
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PB87 - Known Problems & Stress Test Mode

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Thank you for your feedback and reports! We are trying to fix all problems and release another EAP version ASAP.

x64 Stress Test Mode
In the x64 version of AS 3.0 PB75 we introduced "Stress Test" mode. You can notice "ST" in the Altap Salamander 3.0 x64 title bar. During the AS start-up process we are reserving lower 4GB of memory, so all further memory allocations are placed above 4GB limit. The Stress Test is GREAT for EAP stage of Altap Salamander because it helps us locate bugs in Salamander and plugins. Unfortunately there are faulty x64 shell extensions (third party DLLs installed on your computer) that work just in the lower 4GB memory region (0x00000000????????). Such shell extension will crash Altap Salamander running in the Stress Test mode. It can crash during AS start-up, during opening the context menu, or while opening file from the panel. It will easily crash other memory hungry x64 applications such as Photoshop, rendering software, etc. We should identify such shell extensions and ask their developers for fixes.

For the shell extension authors we attached a sample application including source code (see testctxmenu_x64.7z). Run Release\testctxmenu.exe and choose Exhaust 32b address space command. Then right click the window background to open context menu for C:\Windows\win.ini (see WM_RBUTTONDOWN / DoExplorerMenu() function call)

Known Faulty x64 Shell Extensions
* Beyond Compare 3, 3.3.5, build 15075, released July 18, 2012 - Crashing while opening Altap Salamander 3.0 beta 1 (PB79 x86/x64) context menu. See http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?t=5474
* Actual Multiple Monitors 4.0 - released March 13, 2012 - Crashing while opening Altap Salamander 3.0 beta 1 (PB79 x86/x64) context menu. See http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=5476
* System Mechanic 10.8 Professional / System Guard - Crashing while opening Altap Salamander 3.0 beta 1 (PB79 x86/x64) context menu.
Already Fixed
* Old version of Avast\snxhk64.dll (6.0.1367) - Please upgrade to latest fixed version of avast! version 7.

Known Problems in AS 3.0 beta 1 PB87

Problems with RAR 4.* http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?p=24586#p24586

Slower copy over XP 100Mb network http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?t=5493

False positive antivirus warnings http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?t=5477

(FIXED) Pictview crash on 16b color depth displays http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5577

(FIXED) ZIP plugin crash on archives > 4GB.

(FAULTY SHELL EXTENSION) Crashing in HookDLL64.dll (Win7 x64) from System Mechanic 10.8 Professional / System Guard.

(FAULTY SHELL EXTENSION) Crashing on Win8 x64 context menu. http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?t=5474

(FAULTY SHELL EXTENSION) Crashing in ammemb64.dll (Win7 x64). http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?t=5476

(SANDBOXIE BUG) Doesn't work sandboxed (Sandboxie) http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?t=5479
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