[Matroska-users] mkvmerge segmentation fault

Sami Kiiskila sami.kiiskila at tut.fi
Thu Dec 15 15:33:01 CET 2005

At 10:53 AM 12/15/05, you wrote:

>Ok here are a couple of questions.
>Which OS and which version are you using?

Fedora 1 with plain compiled kernel 2.6.11 and some updates.

>Which gcc version are you using (gcc -dumpversion)?


>Are you sure that gdb used your newly built mkvmerge and not another
>version that was not compiled with debugging options? Because
>--enable-debug is definitely the only switch required for getting debug
>information into the executable.

Maybe gdb didn't find the symbols without path to the source?
Anyway I got it to find the symbols whith the path.
Interesting that when I run it without gdb I got segfault and with gdb
illegal instruction.


[sami at localhost tv]$ /usr/local/src/mkvtoolnix-1.6.5/src/mkvmerge -i mewmew-vorbis-ssa.mkv
Segmentation fault
[sami at localhost tv]$


[sami at localhost tv]$ gdb /usr/local/src/mkvtoolnix-1.6.5/src/mkvmerge
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This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu"...Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/libthread_db.so.1".

(gdb) run -i mewmew-vorbis-ssa.mkv
Starting program: /usr/local/src/mkvtoolnix-1.6.5/src/mkvmerge -i mewmew-vorbis-ssa.mkv

Program received signal SIGILL, Illegal instruction.
0xbffff4ea in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0xbffff4ea in ?? ()
#1  0x08180c48 in std::basic_streambuf<wchar_t, std::char_traits<wchar_t> >::_S_pback_size ()
#2  0x00877998 in __DTOR_END__ () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
#3  0x081179f1 in mm_file_io_c (this=0x8206b20, path=@0xbffff550,
    mode=MODE_READ) at src/common/mm_io.cpp:114
#4  0x0806b9a5 in get_file_type(filelist_t&) (file=@0xbffff550)
    at src/merge/output_control.cpp:291
#5  0x08056168 in identify (filename=@0x8205db4) at src/merge/mkvmerge.cpp:345
#6  0x0805b50c in parse_args (args=
          {<_Vector_base<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> >,std::allocator<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> > > >> = {<_Vector_alloc_base<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> >,std::allocator<std::basic_string<char, std::char_traits<char>, std::allocator<char> > >,true>> = {_M_start = 0x8205db0, _M_finish = 0x8205db8, _M_end_of_storage = 0x8205db8}, <No data fields>}, <No data fields>}) at src/merge/mkvmerge.cpp:1327
#7  0x0805eaf9 in main (argc=3, argv=0xbffffa54) at src/merge/mkvmerge.cpp:2031


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