[mapserver-dev] pink screen after activating several layers (mapserver version 6.2.0)

Donald mrdonald8000 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 09:35:21 PST 2015

The number of layers of the mapfile is above 250.
I get a error in the console of the browser when the pink screen shows.
It's http://

The mapfile generated by mapserv exists in the tmp folder and the structure
of the file is right. The map file generated has chmod 777 as well as the
folder. Any help would be appreciated.

2015-12-03 14:35 GMT+00:00 Stephen Woodbridge <woodbri at swoodbridge.com>:

> Please reply to the list so everyone can benefit from the questions and
> answers and there are a lot of other people that might have input to the
> problem.
> On 12/3/2015 5:35 AM, Donald wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> I don't believe that it is a problem with open layers. I tested
> The point is to load the pink tile in a separate window so you can view
> the error message and see why it failed.
> individually one layer at a time and I could conclude that I got the
>> pink screen when a certain amount of activated layers are reached
>> regardless of the order. Do you know if mapserver has some configuration
>> that restrict the number of layers to render or some configuration about
>> memory limit to render the layers ?
> No, I do not think this is the case. How many layers are in your mapfile?
> -Steve W
> thanks
>> 2015-12-02 16:28 GMT+00:00 Stephen Woodbridge <woodbri at swoodbridge.com
>> <mailto:woodbri at swoodbridge.com>>:
>>     On 12/2/2015 11:22 AM, Donald wrote:
>>         cheers,
>>         I have several layers that I can activate. When I activate all
>>         at once I get
>>         a pink screen. If I activate a layer individually by selecting
>>         one at a time
>>         I still get a pink screen even though some layers are correctly
>>         drawn.  I
>>         checked the error log and I the last log line I have says
>>         "freeing map at
>>         0xa022230". To see the map again I have to unselect all layers.
>>         Any thoughs on how to solve the problem ?
>>     Mostly likely it is only one of some of the layers that are having
>>     an issue. So trying, selecting one layer at a time to figure out
>>     which layer is causing the problem.
>>     Also a "pink screen" sounds like you are using OpenLayers and the
>>     pink is for a failure to render the image. In FireFox, right click
>>     on the pink image and select view image this image or copy the image
>>     url and paste it into a new tab/window and you might get an error
>>     message that would be helpful.
>>     -Steve W
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