[zeromq-dev] segfault in zmq_connect

Dhammika Pathirana dhammika at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 08:30:26 CET 2010

Hi Mahadevan,

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 2:14 AM, Mahadevan R <mdevan.r at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm getting a strange segfault with the following stack:
> #0  0x00007f623e64edd0 in _int_malloc () from /lib/libc.so.6
> #1  0x00007f623e650ad8 in malloc () from /lib/libc.so.6
> #2  0x00007f623c375d4f in zmq::create_pipe (reader_parent_=0x13bdde0,
> writer_parent_=0x13c0e10, hwm_=1000,
>     swap_size_=0, reader_=0x7fff08b49ad8, writer_=0x7fff08b49ad0) at
> yqueue.hpp:52
> #3  0x00007f623c37c347 in zmq::socket_base_t::connect (this=0x13bdde0,
>     addr_=0x7f623c594621 "tcp://") at socket_base.cpp:406
> This is on a 64-bit debian lenny, fairly easily reproducible. Zeromq version
> is 2.1.0 beta. The crash occurs in a forked child, although parent's context
> is not touched (not sure if this is relevant). There are many children, all
> connecting to the same ZMQ_REQ. Context is inited with thread pool size of
> 1. There is a single ZMQ_REP process (thread pool size 1).
> Any hints?

May be a heap corruption, try running this with MALLOC_CHECK_=2 env setting.
zmq_objects retain a reference to context. Do you pass any zmq objects
from the parent?
Posting some code helps a lot...


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