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From: Murat Knecht (murat.knecht_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-27 13:21:55

Hi all,

I think, I found a bug and a fix for it.
Could someone verify the rationale behind this bug, as I have this
SIGSEG on only one of two machines, and I don't quite see why it doesn't
occur always. (Same testprogram, equally compiled 1.2.4 OpenMPI).
Though the fix does prevent the segmentation fault. :)


free() crashes when trying to free stack memory


        free (app_context->cwd);

There are two ways that apps[i]->cwd is filled:
1. dynamically allocated memory
548 if ( !have_wdir ) {
            getcwd(cwd, OMPI_PATH_MAX);
            apps[i]->cwd = strdup(cwd); // <--

2. stack
354 char cwd[OMPI_PATH_MAX];
// ...
516 /* check for 'wdir' */
            ompi_info_get (array_of_info[i], "wdir", valuelen, cwd, &flag);
            if ( flag ) {
                apps[i]->cwd = cwd; // <--
                have_wdir = 1;

Fix: Allocate cwd always manually and make sure, it is deleted afterwards.

< char cwd[OMPI_PATH_MAX];

>    char *cwd = (char*)malloc(OMPI_PATH_MAX);
2. And on cleanup (somewhere below line 624)
>        if ( !have_wdir ) {
>            getcwd(cwd, OMPI_PATH_MAX);
>            apps[i]->cwd = strdup(cwd);
>        }