Seg fault

mark kimsal chugadie.geo@yahoo.com
Fri Sep 15 06:41:00 GMT 2000


mark kimsal wrote:

> Tom Tromey wrote:
>
> > >>>>> "mark" == mark kimsal <chugadie.geo@yahoo.com> writes:
> >
> > mark> Is there anyway to get more information about the seg fault?
> >
> > Yes, use the debugger.
> >
> >     gdb <your-app>
> >     run
> >     ... seg fault
> >     bt
>
> hmm... gdb eh?  I'll try it
>
> > This will give you a stack trace.  That might help.  You can also poke
> > around and find out why the crash occurred by printing local
> > variables, looking at the source, etc.
>

GDB didn't help very much, so i started cutting out code until it worked.  I
found that it wasn't any amount of SDL or C coding that provided the seg
fault, it was a parameter sent to the linker.  The -lpthreads sent to the
linker caused a seg fault.  Now I would like to know what this flag does, and
if removing it will introduce any roadblocks for normal development?  The
lpthreads flag was a standard flag for gcc from the SDL library.



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