Bug 154917 - Segmentation fault while compiling Xalan 1.9 sources
Segmentation fault while compiling Xalan 1.9 sources
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2005-04-14 16:30 EDT by Prasad Mysore
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Description Prasad Mysore 2005-04-14 16:30:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
I get this error below while trying compile xalan 1.9 sources that I downloaded from apache website.
g++ -O2 -DNDEBUG     -fno-elide-constructors -Wall -fPIC -DLINUX -D_REENTRANT -DXALAN_INMEM_MSG_LOADER -DXALAN_USE_ICU -c -I/home/essfs1/rmysore/xml-xalan/c/src -I/home/essfs1/rmysore/xml-xalan/c/include -I../../nls/include -I/home/essfs1/rmysore/xerces-c-src_2_6_0/src/ -I/home/essfs1/rmysore/xerces-c-src_2_6_0/include/xercesc -I/home/essfs1/rmysore/xerces-c-src_2_6_0/include/ -I/home/essfs1/rmysore/icu/include  -o ../../obj/XPathExecutionContextDefault.o /home/essfs1/rmysore/xml-xalan/c/src/xalanc/XPath/XPathExecutionContextDefault.cpp
/home/essfs1/rmysore/xml-xalan/c/src/xalanc/Include/XalanObjectCache.hpp: In method 
`xalanc_1_9::XPathExecutionContextDefault::XPathExecutionContextDefault (xalanc_1_9::XPathEnvSupport &, 
xalanc_1_9::DOMSupport &, xalanc_1_9::XObjectFactory &, xalanc_1_9::XalanNode *, const 
xalanc_1_9::NodeRefListBase *, const xalanc_1_9::PrefixResolver *)':
/home/essfs1/rmysore/xml-xalan/c/src/xalanc/Include/XalanObjectCache.hpp:291: Internal error: 
Segmentation fault.
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gmake[1]: *** [../../obj/XPathExecutionContextDefault.o] Error 1
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/home/essfs1/rmysore/xml-xalan/c/src/xalanc'
gmake: *** [all] Error 2

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gcc version 2.96 20000731

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Download xerces 2.6 sources, icu 3.2 and xalan 1.9 Sources
Setup the required environment variables etc as per xerces/icu build isntructions. 
Build Xerces and ICU first. No problem there. 
Then build xalan. 
It is always the same file  xalanc/XPath/XPathExecutionContextDefault.cpp 

Actual Results:  Should compile.

Expected Results:  We use g++(gcc version 2.96 20000731). I searched through the bugs list and I found quite a few similar bugs with compiler.  None exactly to do with xalan sources.    I am wondering if this is because of any optimization settings.  I am not sure if there is a patch that already takes care of this problem or if there is a workaround.  

Additional info:
Comment 1 Max Polk 2006-03-07 17:40:47 EST
I found the same thing on RHEL, ES release 2.1, gcc 2.96, on Xalan 1.10 as well,
on the same line of code (line 293 in this Xalan version).

After -O2, use the "-fno-default-inline" option and compiler error goes away. 
Guess it had to do with optimization after all.
Comment 2 Prasad Mysore 2006-03-07 17:49:53 EST
This fixes the seg faults while building xalan.  On a side note, you might want 
to move to a different compiler version.  We ran into some issues/crashes at 
run time (with simple xalan transformation) using xalan built with gcc 2.96. 
Thats when I realized that gcc2.96 is not a very stable production release. So 
we moved to using gcc 3.2.3. That solved the problem. Take a look at this note 
from Dave Bertoni frm xalan dev. 
You should not be using this fake version of GCC for production work:


Since the code works on every other platform, including official 
released versions of GCC, I don't understand why you think this is a bug.  
The code is perfectly legal, and is likely failing because of a compiler 
or library bug.

Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:20:50 EDT
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