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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-24 01:56:31

Philippe Despr?s wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using linux gcc 4.01, boost-1.33 on an amd 64 machine. I use
> program_options to retrieve a string from a config file but get a crash
> like this when I notify():
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> [Switching to Thread 46912541228512 (LWP 12633)]
> 0x00002aaaab14d2eb in std::string::assign () from
> /usr/lib64/ (gdb) bt
> #0 0x00002aaaab14d2eb in std::string::assign () from
> /usr/lib64/
> #1 0x0000000000427689 in
> boost::program_options::typed_value<std::string, char>::notify
> (this=0x5de300,
> value_store=@0x5e1a48) at value_semantic.hpp:32
> #2 0x00002aaaaafa50c9 in boost::program_options::notify ()
> from /usr/local/lib/
> Is there known uncompatibilities between boost/gcc4/lib64 ??

There were recent thread on this list with title
"[program options] seg fault on ppc64 / linux / gcc 3.4.4", which ended with
detecting a problem in shared_ptr, and a proposed patch that fixes the

I'm not sure this is the problem that affects you, but first of all I'd try
to apply that patch.

Another kind of problem was using 'unsigned' instead of string::size_type,
which are different types on 64 bit boxes. However, looking at config file
code, I don't see any remaining usages of 'unsigned'.

I'm afraid I'd need more information to understand the problem. For example,
if you position debugger at frame #1 above (in typed_value::notify), what
are the values of 'm_store_to' and 'value'. What are the values of '*value'
and '*m_store_to'. Do they look sane? What is the minimal example that
reproduces the problem?

- Volodya

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