bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #37603, memory allocator crash on exit


bug #37603: memory allocator crash on exit

Submitted by:  przemek klosowski <przemek>
Submitted on:  Fri 19 Oct 2012 04:40:24 PM UTC  
Category: InterpreterSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Segfault, Bus Error, etc.
Status: Need InfoAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Przemek KlosowskiOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: 3.6.3Operating System: GNU/Linux

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Sun 28 Oct 2012 02:00:17 AM UTC, comment #3:

invfreqs is a fairly sophisticated math routine. I seem to recall recently someone having problems with 3.6.3 math library, updating and then having no problems. Try 3.6.4 instead if you can remember the commands you used.

Dan Sebald <sebald>
Mon 22 Oct 2012 12:46:04 PM UTC, comment #2:

Are you able to compile a debug version of Octave and attempt to reproduce the problem with it or run this version under valgrind?

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Fri 19 Oct 2012 07:41:10 PM UTC, comment #1:

There is barely any information here to diagnose the problem. The stack trace isn't informative; just looks like unpredictable memory corruption. At the very least, can you tell us which commands you were actually running?

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
Project Administrator
Fri 19 Oct 2012 04:40:24 PM UTC, original submission:

I ran Octave 3.6.3 on Fedora 17 doing some lightweight poking around (typed 24 commands on the command line, mostly simple tests and calculations: function defs, 'type fun', calling once freqs and invfreqs, this type of things). I then exited by typing Ctrl-D. Octave crashed, complaining about corrupted memory allocator. I enclose the resulting stack printout.

This is for information mostly---I was able to reproduce this crash once by cutting and pasting commands from the history list, but other times it ran just fine. Perhaps someone can glean something significant from the stack trace while debugging another problem.

przemek klosowski <przemek>


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file #26797:  octave.dump.cutpaste added by przemek (13KiB - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 24 Jun 2013 12:09:00 AM UTCrik5Open/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Fri 19 Oct 2012 07:41:18 PM UTCjordighSummarymemory allocator crash on exit from a lightweight session=>memory allocator crash on exit
    Fri 19 Oct 2012 07:41:10 PM UTCjordighStatusNone=>Need Info
    Fri 19 Oct 2012 04:40:24 PM UTCprzemekAttached File-=>Added octave.dump.cutpaste, #26797

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