Bug 135446 - Stack array allocation dynamically resolves size on destruction
Summary: Stack array allocation dynamically resolves size on destruction
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gcc   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2004-10-12 19:08 UTC by Craig Lawson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:16:15 UTC
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C++ code (1.09 KB, text/plain)
2004-10-12 19:10 UTC, Craig Lawson
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Description Craig Lawson 2004-10-12 19:08:01 UTC
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Description of problem:
Destruction of local array of objects dynamically resolves array size;
the should be stored when array is allocated.

For example, allocate and array on the stack with:

  std::string  list[f()];

When the variable goes out of scope, the array elements are
destructed. But the length of the array comes from invoking f() again!
The compiler should store the allocated size rather than invoke the
sizing function again as the return value could be different.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile attached program with g++
2. Run a.out

Actual Results:  Program crashes because sizing function is called a
second time. Perhaps this is a heavy handed demonstration, but that
was the original problem I faced.

Expected Results:  No crash. Proper deallocation.

Additional info:

Failure occurs with:
  g++ (GCC) 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-42).

Problem does not occur with:
  g++ (GCC) 3.3.4 20040623 (Gentoo Linux 3.3.4-r1, ssp-3.3.2-2, pie-8.7.6)

Comment 1 Craig Lawson 2004-10-12 19:10:12 UTC
Created attachment 105086 [details]
C++ code

C++ code to demonstrate bug. With comments.

Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2004-10-13 16:47:55 UTC
Just FYI, VLAs are not ISO C++.
Seems this was in GCC 3.3 around 2003-04-23 by a patch that was meant
as optimization, not a bug fix, though I don't think such a patch
is suitable for GCC 3.2.3-RH.
Will look into alternatives.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:16:15 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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