XForms: Nasty pointer bug.

Christopher Sean Hilton (chris@vindaloo.com)
Thu, 28 May 1998 14:27:44 -0400 (EDT)

# To subscribers of the xforms list from Christopher Sean Hilton <chris@vindaloo.com> :

On Wed, 27 May 1998, Steve Lamont wrote:

This is specific to the FreeBSD version of forms. I'm trying to trace down
a really nasty pointer bug which seems to corrupt some of the form
library's data. The results of this bug are that when you a form receives
an event it dumps core and the program terminates. I've run gdb on the
core file and done a backtrace to find that the program is off in the loop
somewhere that started at the fl_do_forms call. I need to know how I can
statically link the my application (or at least the forms library) so I
can get a disassembly trace to figure out what piece of memory my program
or the forms library was trying to access. Then I can examine my pointers
to figure out which of them is pointing near the offending area.
Currently when I try to link the program statically with gcc -static
or by specifying the libforms.a library I get an unresolved external

I'd appreciate any help with this


      __o          "All I was trying to do was get home from work."
    _`\<,_           -Rosa Parks
Christopher Sean Hilton                    [chris/at/vindaloo/dot/com]

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