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

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?
> My platform is SunOS 5.8, not sure about the STL lib or CC compiler.
> Thanks to all suggestions and ideas,
> Hai
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I am not sure I understand the format your debugger is presenting the 
traceback in, but in general a bus error means there was an attempt to 
access a multibyte value such as an integer or pointer value using a 
non-aligned pointer value. I see a value 0xba7bfff in the last traceback 
line, which could mean that the memory used by the string allocator for 
keeping track of allocations has been corrupted. I would try to find the 
origin of that odd value (set a watchpoint earlier in the program?). It 
is possible that the compiler has problems, but unlikely compared to 
prior memory corruption.

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