When a Broker or agent is terminated, the exit code can be seen in the log file (for example oplrqb.log) or in the foreground window.

The exits codes are shown below:

Table 17.11. Log Levels

Exit Code Category Comment
0 NORMAL Normal exit with success
1 WARNING some kind of failure at startup/shutdown, typically shown with a reason for this error
>1 UNKNOWN When the exit code is not in the range of 0-15 then it is typically an uninitialised exit value taken from the stack. This can occur when an error in some database code is returned to the OpenLink code (Broker).

The agent or broker may be terminated with a signal:

Table 17.12. Reported Signals

Signal Name Category Comment
2 SIGINT NORMAL user pressed CTRL-C on oplrqb -fd
3 SIGQUIT NORMAL user pressed CTRL-\ on oplrqb -fd
4 SIGILL FAULT illegal instruction resulting in a program crash
7 SIGBUS FAULT misaligned mem read/write resulting in a program crash
8 SIGFPE FAULT divide by 0 or other arithmetical error
9 SIGKILL NORMAL sent by the broker to kill an agent which has ignored multiple SIGTERMs
11 SIGSEGV FAULT buffer/stack overrun resulting in a program crash
13 SIGPIPE NORMAL other side of a pipe was killed while this side tried to write data to it
15 SIGTERM NORMAL sent by the broker to an agent to ask it to terminate

On the Windows platform, severe errors are reported in the following way:

pid ... died with status code 0x....

The hex number may be looked up in the winnt.h file. All errors reported in this way are considered severe, and should be reported to OpenLink Support.