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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?

Well f == 1111 1111 in binary, so that's an odd number.

0xba7bfff == 195543039

I believe it's like putting your foot into a shoe and forcing your toes
through the end. It just doesn't make sense.  I imagine that you need
to be on a modulus of 4 boundary or depending upon your datatype some
other even modulus. It looks like that memory address you have there
would only work if you were storing a char (1 8bit datatype).

Unless, you made memory with a decoder that would just lay it over 
wherever you wanted it! 


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:17:16PM -0400, Hai Yi wrote:
> 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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way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

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