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Old 11-14-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Core dump in String lib function

I'm working with a piece of legacy code that puts together a rather large SQL statement to be executed at a remote server. The function that I'm having trouble with is assembling the SQL Statement with the help of sprintf and strcat library functions.

When executed on Linux 2.4.21-32 system, this piece of code executes ok, whereas, on a Linux 2.4.21-20 system, this code core dumps.

Using the disassemble command of gdb, the only difference that I can see between the 2 versions of the function is that on Linux2.3.21-32 the call to sprintf is replaced by __cxa_finalize@plt + <address> and the call to strcat is replaced by __deregister_frame_info@plt + <addr>

My question is, what are these __cxa_finalize and __deregister_frame_info functions?

Many thanks in advance for your advice.
Old 11-14-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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__cxa_atexit and __cxa_finalize are routines that handle destructors for static objects when a shared library is unloaded.
Old 11-14-2005, 08:00 PM   #3
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Thanks, bosewicht, for your reply. Does that mean something funky is going on - I can't imagine why a call to sprintf would be replaced by a rountine to handle destructors for shared objects? Or is that how it always works?


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