c++/2160: gdb segfaults on extern "C"

neeman@webone.com.au neeman@webone.com.au
Sat Aug 26 09:28:00 GMT 2006


>Number:         2160
>Category:       c++
>Synopsis:       gdb segfaults on extern "C"
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    unassigned
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Aug 26 09:28:01 UTC 2006
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     neeman@webone.com.au
>Release:        6.5
>Organization:
>Environment:
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>Description:
GDB segfaults every time I try to call a function (from within a C++ program) that has been defined extern "C". A minimal example:

/* file test.c */
extern "C" {
    int foo ()
    {
        return 7;
    }
};

int main ()
{
    return foo ();
}
/* end test.c */

I compile with g++ -g test.c
I run "gdb a.out"
I set "breakpoint main"
I type "run"
When GDB hits the breakpoint, I do "print foo()"
GDB crashes.

Here is a backtrace of GDB. If debugging info is necessary, let me know and I can recompile GDB.

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00002aaaaafe31f0 in strlen () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00002aaaaafe31f0 in strlen () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
#1  0x000000000055de51 in cp_demangled_name_to_comp ()
#2  0x0000000000551873 in cp_func_name ()
#3  0x00000000004ab55c in find_overload_match ()
#4  0x00000000004a7525 in evaluate_subexp_standard ()
#5  0x00000000004a453d in evaluate_expression ()
#6  0x00000000004b459d in output_command ()
#7  0x000000000044644d in execute_command ()
#8  0x00000000004d8627 in push_prompt ()
#9  0x00000000004d92c8 in display_gdb_prompt ()
#10 0x000000000057be0a in rl_callback_read_char ()
#11 0x00000000004d87d9 in push_prompt ()
#12 0x00000000004d750f in delete_async_signal_handler ()
#13 0x00000000004d7d46 in gdb_do_one_event ()
#14 0x00000000004d4c6b in catch_errors ()
#15 0x0000000000483286 in _initialize_tui_interp ()
#16 0x000000000043fe89 in gdb_main ()
#17 0x00000000004d4c6b in catch_errors ()
#18 0x0000000000440546 in gdb_main ()
#19 0x00000000004d4c6b in catch_errors ()
#20 0x000000000043fe74 in gdb_main ()
#21 0x000000000043fe46 in main ()
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