Bug 6284 - fclose(NULL) causes segmentation error
Summary: fclose(NULL) causes segmentation error
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libc   
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Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-10-23 10:49 UTC by Andrew Wiseman
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-06 21:07:18 UTC
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Description Andrew Wiseman 1999-10-23 10:49:56 UTC
When I compile and run the example program shown below,
under RedHat Linux 5.2 (Kernel 2.0.36) with gcc
(v2.7.2.3), I get a segmentation error. The same code has
been run on many other Unix systems and even other versions
of Linux without failure. Granted fclose(NULL) is not a
useful thing to do, but nevertheless it should not cause a
segmentation error.

main()
{
     long *file_rep = 0x0;
     fclose(file_rep);
}

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-06 21:07:59 UTC
This is a programming error. POSIX says that the behavior is unspecified. And
glibc segfaults to signal a major error in a program, and it is also withing
POSIX's specification.


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