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Old 01-12-2010
Threading Segmentation fault

Hello All,

I am getting segmentation fault after the following lien when I try to run my datagram socket server program using threads:

if((n= recvfrom(rec, buf, 1024, 0, (struct sockaddr *)&from_addr, &Size)) < 0)

I am not able to figure out what exactly is causing the problem.
Would be glad if anyone can help me figure it out!

Following is my server code:


void *Recv_Handle(void *);

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    int length;
    pthread_t thread;
    struct sockaddr_in receive_addr, send_addr, addr;
    int sendSOCKET, receiveSOCKET;
    int rc;
    //receiving stuff
    if((receiveSOCKET = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, 0))<0)

    receive_addr.sin_family = AF_INET;
    receive_addr.sin_port = htons(5000);
    receive_addr.sin_addr.s_addr = INADDR_ANY;// local ip address
    bzero(&receive_addr, length);
    printf("hello 3");

    length = sizeof(receive_addr);
    if((bind(receiveSOCKET, (struct sockaddr *)&receive_addr, length)) <0)
        error("unable to bind");
    //creat6e a thread to handle the receiving stufff
    rc = pthread_create(&thread, NULL, Recv_Handle, (void *)&receiveSOCKET);

void *Recv_Handle(void *received)
    int rec;
    int n;
    char buf[1024];
    printf("hello 4");    
    rec = *(int *)received;
    struct sockaddr_in from_addr;
    int Size;
    printf("hello 6");
        Size = sizeof(from_addr);
        printf("hello 7");
        if((n= recvfrom(rec, buf, 1024, 0, (struct sockaddr *)&from_addr, &Size)) < 0)
        printf("hello 8");
        if((n = sendto(rec, "got ur message\n", 17, 0, (struct sockaddr *)&from_addr, sizeof(struct sockaddr))) <0)
    printf("hello 9");

# 2  
Old 01-12-2010
Size should be a socklen_t.

I also don't see that main() is waiting for the receiving thread to finish... It should. You can't create a thread and quit the same way you can fork a process and quit because when main's thread quits, the entire process is gone.
# 3  
Old 01-12-2010
Try pthread_join() to wait for the thread to end.
# 4  
Old 01-12-2010
yes, it works with with pthread_join and changed my Size type to socklen_tSmilie

thanks a lotttttttttttt to everyone for inputsSmilieSmilie
# 5  
Old 01-14-2010
actually it dosen't work properlySmilie..................I'm getting SIGSEGV, after segmentation faultSmilie..............even thought I joined the thread!
# 6  
Old 01-14-2010
Any idea where the segfault happens? compile with -ggdb, and run with 'gdb ./filename', start it with 'run' inside gdb, then 'bt f' after it crashes to see a backtrace.
# 7  
Old 01-14-2010
I'm getting an error:

"no symbol table info avalaible" : no idea what it isSmilie
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