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SubjectRe: Bug Report: Dereferencing a bad pointer
On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, David Chandler wrote:

> Dick,
> You're right that the one-liner below may not necessarily produce a seg
> fault, but shouldn't it terminate normally if it doesn't? After all,
> the program just *reads*. Hanging does not seem to be an option!
You may want to see if any deliberate seg-fault actually gets
delivered. Try to read *(0). If that works (seg-faults), then
there may be a problem with some boundary condition on paging.

I can't duplicate the problem here. You can also try to trace
the code execution to see if it falls into some user-space loop.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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