I got an error in Coldfusion today that I had never seen before:
timeout can't be negative
The error occurred when making a call to a webservice. The webservice call was working fine yesterday. I did some Googling but didn’t have much luck in determining why this was happening suddenly.
I traced back over the previous day trying to figure out what I had changed. There was a query that kept timing out, so I had experimented with changing the query timeout setting under the advanced datasource options in cfadmin. Its the only timeout setting I knew of, so I changed it back to its default value of 0. Suddenly my webservice call worked again!
I tried to repeat the error by setting the config back to how it was. But was unable to get the call to fail again.