Bug 25442 - non-static data causes segfault in syslog
Summary: non-static data causes segfault in syslog
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-02-01 02:09 UTC by Ian Pilcher
Modified: 2016-11-24 15:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-01 02:09:38 UTC
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Description Ian Pilcher 2001-02-01 02:09:35 UTC
This may be a gcc problem; I'm not smart enough to tell . . .

Compiling/running a C program with 4 non-static global character pointers
causes a
segfault in any call to syslog.  See the example code in "Additional
Information."  If the
data is static, the segfault does not occur.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Compile the example program below.
2.  Run it.

Actual Results:  Segfault

Expected Results:  It shouldn't segfault

#include <syslog.h>

char *job, *host, *user, *time;

int main (int argc, const char *argv[])
    syslog (LOG_ERR, "error message");
    return 0;

Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-02-01 16:01:32 UTC
This is fault on your side, you should not define time as global variable when
you call a function which calls time() because then libc calls resolves
time to your variable (that's how ELF symbol resolution works).

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