[vlc-devel] Re: Transcoding on Solaris works

Christophe Massiot massiot at via.ecp.fr
Fri Apr 7 19:39:53 CEST 2006

On Fri, Apr 07, 2006, Kuldipsingh Pabla wrote:
> Hi VLC Gurus,
> Replay of the transcoded file works for me now. While debugging the 
> issue, I found that *printf calls (like vprintf, sprintf,....) are the 
> main cause of segmentation faults on Solaris (not sure about other Unix 
> flavors). If the calling function passes a NULL value to *printf 
> functions, the *printf do not check for NULL and replace them with "". 
> As a result, they run into SEGFAULT. This is applicable to all the calls 
> to *print calls on Solaris. So my question is how should this be fixed 
> in the trunk? Should I provide you patches for all the *printf calls? Or 
>  any other way??

We mustn't have any NULL arguments passed to the msg_* function, so if
there are cases, they must definitely be fixed.
Christophe Massiot.

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