Segfault on errors

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Segfault on errors

Post by jhl »

I apologise if this bug has already been reported or fixed; I couldn't find anything on it.

When you run NEURON 7.3 on Gentoo Linux with no stdin, the error handler tries to fseek() the input even though it's NULL, and it segfaults.
This can be reproduced from the commandline:

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nrniv -c flibberty
Or from ipython:

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from neuron import h
h("frobozz")
A very simple fix follows. I'm not sure why the fin==stdin or nrn_istty_ checks seem to return the wrong result in the commandline case.

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diff -urN nrn-7.3/src/oc/hoc.c nrn-7.3-fseek/src/oc/hoc.c
--- nrn-7.3/src/oc/hoc.c        2014-05-16 03:58:03.000000000 +1000
+++ nrn-7.3-fseek/src/oc/hoc.c  2014-06-04 14:45:31.610050605 +1000
@@ -626,7 +626,7 @@
        }
 #endif
        hoc_execerror_messages = 1;
-       if (pipeflag == 0 && (!nrn_fw_eq(fin, stdin) || !nrn_istty_))
+       if (fin && pipeflag == 0 && (!nrn_fw_eq(fin, stdin) || !nrn_istty_))
                IGNORE(nrn_fw_fseek(fin, 0L, 2));       /* flush rest of file */
        hoc_oop_initaftererror();
 #if defined(WIN32) && !defined(CYGWIN)

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Re: Segfault on errors

Post by hines »

Thanks for the bug fix. I've added it to the sources:
http://www.neuron.yale.edu/hg/neuron/nr ... 1e4a0404a4

jhl

Re: Segfault on errors

Post by jhl »

Great. Thanks!

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