[PR44627] templates with class and pointer error cause bailing out and crash

Bug #503668 reported by James Legg
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gcc-4.4 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gcc-4.4

With this file as the only input:
class A
    A * get_a_pointer();

template <class T>
void function()

The g++ crashes with this output:


crashy_test.cpp:9: confused by earlier errors, bailing out
Preprocessed source stored into /tmp/ccWR7fhP.out file, please attach this to your bugreport.

A box pops up with the message "Sorry, the program cc1plus closed unexpectedly". Here is the preprocessed source it saved:

// /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.4.1/cc1plus -quiet -D_GNU_SOURCE crashy_test.cpp -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -quiet -dumpbase crashy_test.cpp -mtune=generic -auxbase crashy_test -fstack-protector -o - -frandom-seed=0
# 1 "crashy_test.cpp"
# 1 "<built-in>"
# 1 "<command-line>"
# 1 "crashy_test.cpp"
class A
    A * get_a_pointer();

template <class T>
void function()

Other info:

It doesn't seem to matter that 'anything' doesn't exist. Replacing it with a member (variable or function) that does exist doesn't make a difference.
You get a similar error even if you remove the last '}'.
This bug should be low priority, since it only occurs if your code has two errors g++ should be reporting (in the second to last line):
-You cannot call A::get_a_pointer() without an object, and
-You cannot request members from the non-class type A*.
I don't mind it reporting one of these errors, then bailing out without crashing.
The problem goes away if you make A::get_a_pointer static, or if you replace the . with ->. It also goes away if you make function not a template function. It can be reproduced if you make function a member function of a templated class instead.

$ g++ -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Ubuntu 4.4.1-4ubuntu8' --with-bugurl=file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-4.4/README.Bugs --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --enable-multiarch --enable-linker-build-id --with-system-zlib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.4 --program-suffix=-4.4 --enable-nls --enable-clocale=gnu --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-objc-gc --disable-werror --with-arch-32=i486 --with-tune=generic --enable-checking=release --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.4.1 (Ubuntu 4.4.1-4ubuntu8)

$ apt-cache policy gcc-4.4
  Installed: 4.4.1-4ubuntu8
  Candidate: 4.4.1-4ubuntu8
  Version table:
 *** 4.4.1-4ubuntu8 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 2.6.31-16-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 8 04:02:15 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10

Matthias Klose (doko)
summary: - templates with class and pointer error cause bailing out and crash
+ [PR44627] templates with class and pointer error cause bailing out and
+ crash
Changed in gcc-4.4 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gcc:
status: Unknown → In Progress
Changed in gcc:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gcc-4.4 - 4.4.4-6ubuntu1

gcc-4.4 (4.4.4-6ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * Merge with Debian.

gcc-4.4 (4.4.4-6) unstable; urgency=low

  * Update to SVN 20100622 from the gcc-4_4-branch (r161235).
    - Fix PR bootstrap/44544, PR fortran/44536, PR target/44534,
      PR tree-optimization/44508, PR target/44261, PR target/43740,
      PR bootstrap/44426. PR c++/44627 (LP: #503668), PR target/39690.

  [ Matthias Klose ]
  * Add M68K TLS support, backport from the 4.5 branch. Closes: #586060.
  * Merge binary-libgcc.mk packaging changes into binary-libgcc-cross.mk
    (Loic Minier).
  * Fix Fortran cross-compiler build when not building the runtime library.
  * Apply proposed fix for PR target/44626 (backport from the 4.5 branch).
    LP: #564492.
  * Add maintainer scripts for cross packages.

  [ Marcin Juszkiewicz ]
  * Merge the rules.d/binary-*-cross.mk files into rules.d/binary-*.mk.
  * ARM: speed up division on Thumb-2 (backport from the trunk). LP: #589779.

gcc-4.4 (4.4.4-5) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Matthias Klose ]

  * Update to SVN 20100612 from the gcc-4_4-branch (r160657).
    - Fix PR target/44169, PR target/44481, PR target/44075, PR other/43838,
      PR libstdc++/32499, PR libgcj/44216.
  * debian/patches/libstdc++-pic.diff: Fix installation for cross builds.
  * Update libsupc++/vmi_class_type_info.cc from the 4.5 branch.
    Closes: #584308.
  * Export long double versions of "C" math library for arm-linux-gnueabi,
    m68k-linux-gnu (ColdFire), mips*-linux-gnu (o32 ABI), sh*-linux-gnu
    (not 32 bit). Merge the libstdc++-*-ldbl-compat.diff patches.
  * Remove the backport for the plugin support.

  [ Aurelien Jarno ]
  * libstdc++-mips-ldbl-compat.diff: On MIPS provide the long double
    versions of "C" math functions in libstdc++ as we need to keep the
    ABI. Closes: #584610.
 -- Matthias Klose <email address hidden> Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:04:36 +0200

Changed in gcc-4.4 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gcc:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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