When I send to contract address some coins, I want to call other function in fallback function, but I have encountered the followed error.

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pragma solidity ^0.4.23;

contract Solitaire {
    uint randomNonce = 0;
    uint[] randomNumArray;

    event Deposit(address user, uint256 amout);

    constructor() public payable{

    function GetNonce() public returns (uint) {
        return randomNonce ++;

    function () public payable{
        uint value = GetNonce() + 20;
        emit Deposit(msg.sender, value);


contract CallTest {
    event logSendEvent(address to, uint256 value);
    event depositvalue(address sender, uint256 value);

    function transferEther(address towho) public payable {
        require(address(this).balance > 100000000000000000, "Contract address does not exist enough money.");
        emit logSendEvent(towho, 100000000000000000);

    function deposit() public payable {
        emit depositvalue(msg.sender, msg.value);

    function GetBalance() public view returns(uint256) {
        return address(this).balance;

    constructor() public payable{
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    Are you calling the fallback function of Solitaire directly? Or are you trying to invoke it via CallTest's transferEther function? If the latter, the issue is that <address>.transfer(...) doesn't forward enough gas to make another function call. – user19510 Sep 2 '18 at 6:14
  • yes, invoke it via CallTest's transferEther function. I have tested in remix , first I my account has enough coin and provide enough gas , the same exception. – yang yang Sep 2 '18 at 7:17

Per comments above, the issue is that <address>.transfer() only forwards 2300 gas, which is not enough to make a function call.

You could use towho.call.value(100000000000000000)() instead if you want to forward more gas.

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  • redix give me a worning: security/no-call-value: Consider using 'transfer' in place of 'call.value()'. – yang yang Sep 2 '18 at 7:52
  • redix is wrong, please file a bug – William Entriken Oct 28 '18 at 1:10
  • This answer is right, but for the wrong reason. 2300 /is/ enough to make a function call, but it is not enough to make /that/ function call. Because GetNonce is modifying state (which costs 20000g gas). – William Entriken Oct 28 '18 at 1:12

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