Converting SIGSEGV signals to C++ exception in gcc/g++

Andrew Haley
Tue Aug 23 14:34:00 GMT 2011

On 08/22/2011 09:33 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 08/21/2011 11:02 PM, sudhakar govindavajhala wrote:
>> Is there a flag in compiling or using gcc/g++ so that a signal like
>> SIGSEGV in my C++ program will result in an exception being thrown?
>> If not, why not?  I mean, is this is not a reasonable expectation in
>> OOPS?
>> Is there anything I need to be careful in throwing an exception in my
>> signal handlers that convert SIGSEGV to an exception. I will ensure
>> that no malloc style calls are called.
> There is gcc support for this on most of the GNU/Linux platforms, but it's
> not so well supported elsewhere.  The answer to your question depends on
> your platform.

Like this:

zebedee:~ $ g++ segv.c -g -lpthread -Wall -fnon-call-exceptions -O2
zebedee:~ $ ./a.out

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