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Re: stderr crash (was Re: release count-down)

From: Ben Greear <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 00:22:36 -0700

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Mon, 9 May 2005, Ben Greear wrote:
>> I have a bug report for you, based on curl 7.13.2, though I think I've
>> seen similar bugs on older releases, I just haven't tracked it down so
>> thoroughly.
>> These are very repeatable for me, and happen when I'm shutting down
>> the application.
>> Unfortunately, the app itself is not open source, nor is it a
>> stand-alone thing that I could send you for more advanced debugging.
>> I will help however I can, and could even give you ssh access to my
>> test machine if you wish...
> To me, it looks like the 'err' field has been overwritten by "something"
> when it is about to be used. Either that, or perhaps you have no stderr
> in your environment? Does it behave differently if you use
> CURLOPT_STDERR to direct the output somewhere?

The application is forked & exec'd, the stderr and stdout is redirected to
a file by the script that starts the main app.
I definately see stdout messages from my own code, but not sure about stderr.

I'll try the CURLOPT_STDERR first thing tomorrow and let you know
what I see.


> Otherwise, contact me privately (cut off "-curl" from the address I use
> here) with ssh info and I could have a look.

Ben Greear <>
Candela Technologies Inc
Received on 2005-05-10