[vlc-devel] Re: Transcoding on Solaris works

Kuldipsingh Pabla Kuldipsingh.Pabla at Sun.COM
Fri Apr 7 19:54:49 CEST 2006

Hi Chris,

It is not that the NULL is being passed explicitly. It is when a 
variable passed have  NULL value. For example in libmp4.c, 
p_box->data.p_url->psz_location at line 701, was turning out to be NULL.


Christophe Massiot wrote:
> 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.

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