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Re: [vox-tech] a "Bus Error" C++ issue, platform, compiler or STL?



Thanks Jeff and Bill.
Jeff, how do you know that the value,0xba7bfff, is corrupted? Because
it's only 3.5 bytes? Could it be possible a value with zero stripped?
Also, what's the mapping of the argument list b/w the code and that in
the stack?

Thanks again!
Hai


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:05 AM, Hai Yi <yihai2004@gmail.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Bill Broadley <bill@broadley.org>
> Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] a "Bus Error" C++ issue, platform, compiler or STL?
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
>
>
> On 08/23/2010 05:43 PM, Hai Yi wrote:
>> Hello All:
>>
>> I'm on a C++ project and have been strugling with an "Bus Error" issue
>> for a couple of weeks. I used dbx to debug the code and here is the
>> stack:
>> ...
>> ficc_trade_leg::set_trailer1(const string&  arg)
>> df_string_tuple::df_string_tuple(0x1ae5180, 0xffbea53c, 0xfd578ac0,
>> 0x0, 0x18, 0x0)
>> basic_string,allocator>::basic_string,allocator>(0x1ae518c,
>> 0xfd578ac0, 0xffbea540, 0xff3de7a8, 0x0, 0x5)
>> string_ref,allocator>::references(0xba7bfff, 0x0, 0x8, 0xfb9c1e54, 0x0, 0x0)
>>
>>
>> set_trailer1 is creating an instance of df_string_tuple, whose
>> constructor looks like
>>
>> df_string_tuple::df_string_tuple(const df_tag&  Tag, const string&
>> Value): df_tuple(Tag), Value_(Value)
>> {}
>>
>> It seems to me that debugger nailed down to the 2nd parameter of the
>> above constructor. Isn't it more likely an issue of Solaris patch, C++
>> compiler or STL lib rather than a coding issue?
>
> Most of the bugs I've seen with STL code have been of the variety of
> assuming that when you resize something, say a vector, that the
> programmer assumes STL is doing the memory allocation for the new array,
> and the STL lib of course is assuming the programmer is doing the memory
> allocation.  Resulting in usually a segmentation fault.  It's been a
> very long time since I've tried anything on SunOS or the embarrassing
> excuse of a compiler that sun ships.  Most of the open source I played
> with back when 5.8 was somewhat new said something along the lines of:
> * Do not use solaris tar it's buggy
> * Do not use solaris make it's buggy
> * Do not use solaris compiler it's buggy (here's binaries to bootstrap
>   gcc).
>
> Not sure if the solaris bus error is the equivalent of the linux segfault.
>
>> My platform is SunOS 5.8, not sure about the STL lib or CC compiler.
>
> If possible I'd recommend trying the same code in a standard linux
> environment.  The newer gcc compilers seem to have improvement C++ error
> messages quite a bit.
>
> I suspect if you asked someone could set you up with a linux account if
> need be.
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