gcc4: libstdc++6-4.5.3-2 is probably not backwards compatible

Christian Franke Christian.Franke@t-online.de
Sat Sep 24 16:51:00 GMT 2011

ddrescue segfaults in option parsing after gcc was updated from 4.3.4-4 
to 4.5.3-2.
(ddrescue package was build with g++ 4.3.4-3)

I tracked down the problem to a segfault in vector< string > destructor, 
see attached testcase.

1. Compile and run with g++ 4.3.4, use -O2 to enable inline expansion:

$ g++ -O2 -o testvector testvector.cpp

$ cygcheck -f /bin/cygstdc++-6.dll

$ ./testvector
vector created (12)
vector destroyed

2. Update libstdc++ and rerun:

$ cygcheck -f /bin/cygstdc++-6.dll

$ ./testvector
vector created (12)
Aborted (core dumped)

Recompiling with new g++ fixes the problem.
Old inline code is probably no longer compatible with code in new 

Christian Franke

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