Error loading lua file seems to get corrupted


#1

HI

I have been having a problem with lua files after editing them, or sometimes just after viewing them (in vi via ssh client on a Mac OSX), when I execute an aggregate in aql I get this error: 2015-01-22 06:50:43 ERROR Lua Create Error: error loading module ‘myonlinebookings’ from file ‘./myonlinebookings.lua’: ./myonlinebookings.lua:1: unexpected symbol near '?' Error: (100) AEROSPIKE_ERR_UDF

It appears as if a byte marker is being loaded into the file somehow. The only way to make it work again is to delete the file and rekey the contents into a new file. Has anybody else had this or a similar problem? I’m thinking it may be a feature of the Mac ssh client (running in terminal window). I’m running the Aerospike Community Edition 3.4.1 on a Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS server build on an Azure A1 Basic instance.

Thanks

Craig.


#2

It would be good to check, after the UDF registration, the content of the lua file as seen on the Server side - it should be under /opt/aerospike/usr/udf/lua/myonlinebookings.lua, and see if there is a ‘?’ in there.


#3

Hi

The file doesn’t have a question mark in it, but in a hex editor I can see extra bytes at the start of the file. It looks like a byte order marker, so I’m guessing it’s my Mac doing something weird.

Thanks

Craig.