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Add debug logging info to crash docs
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Authored by Ankit Meel (ankitm) on Sep 4 2020, 4:59 PM.

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Often times on the bug tracker, this info is repeated.
It should be good to have it in the manual.

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rBM Blender Manual

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Ankit Meel (ankitm) requested review of this revision.Sep 4 2020, 4:59 PM
Ankit Meel (ankitm) created this revision.

Here are some technicalities.

Often times on the bug tracker, this info is repeated.

Yes, I think, that requesting short list of actions is quite effective. Just pointing user to document like this would probably result in him doing half of things I wanted. With short list I can check if everything that was requested was also done.
So I wouldn't see document like this as something that I would point user to while requesting logs, but rather a resource for user that say: "I didn't understand a word that you said". I haven't got much problems when requesting logs though.

Also we have button on phabricator for common responses. Even though some I type faster on keyboard nowdays... I use it mainly for links, but that's besides the point.

manual/troubleshooting/crash.rst
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test.blend will create a file called test.crash.txt. Is quite important information IMO

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However, if autosave preferences is enabled, this script may override them.

Isn't autosave prefs a preference? So what happens is actually known. Also to me this sounds like a bug - I wouldn't expect loading factory settings to overwrite preferences unless I click on save preferences button.

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On Blender 2.91+

I guess it is irrelevant to state blender version. Manual is expected to be correct for "current" version

if the reason of crash is `EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION`

It that true? and is that even important information?

Ankit Meel (ankitm) marked 2 inline comments as done.

review update: remove blender version, remove exception name, fix text about autosave, add link to GPU index.

manual/troubleshooting/crash.rst
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Auto-save is enabled by default as of now. So changing preferences in factory startup mode and quitting Blender will override the settings.

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I will accept as in I am not against :)

manual/troubleshooting/crash.rst
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I just tried: Run blender_factory_startup.cmd, change Resolution Scale to 2, quit Blender.
This setting wasn't saved. Same happens if I save .blend file. I am not exactly sure how it should work though.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Sep 7 2020, 7:16 AM

Remove comment about factory startup overriding settings.

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