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Description of problem:
When I compiled following program and executed it gives "segmentation fault" error
char *ptr = "abcdefg";
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And you expected something else?
See ISO C99, 6.4.5 on string literals:
... "If the program attempts to modify such an array, the behavior is undefined." ...
String literals in gcc are in read-only sections if the target supports it.
You can use -fwritable-strings to make them writable (which also means non-shareable).