[re] Java executables can abort trying to access a null pointer in a leaf function

David Daney ddaney@avtrex.com
Thu Feb 2 17:07:00 GMT 2006

tsuraan wrote:
>>I just realized that no-one has ever attempted to port the signal
>>handling layer to FreeBSD.  On that platform you must compile with
> Compiling with /opt/bin/gcj -g -fcheck-references, it still gives me
> the abort instead of the signal.  I tried it with the gcj in 3.4.5,
> and the program performs as normal there, without any special flags at
> all.
>>Look at the bright side here.  At least you have a core file.  Now you
>>can load this thing into gdb and get a stacktrace.
> Yeah, I do have a core file.  my gdb isn't very happy with it though. 
> It says it can't find thread 1, and gives up.  If a backtrace would be
> useful, I'll try to generate one though.

Just run the thing under GDB,  Set most signals (other than SIGABRT) to 
noprint nostop pass.  Then print the trace when gdb stops in the abort.

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