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[perl #71952] crash when looking for a nonexistent destructor

Niko Tyni
January 8, 2010 16:41
[perl #71952] crash when looking for a nonexistent destructor
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This is a bug report for perl from Niko Tyni <>,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.10.1.

The optimization of empty DESTROY methods introduced in commit
fbb3ee5af3d4 causes a null pointer dereference when a destructor is
declared but not defined.

% perl -e 'sub M::DESTROY; bless {}, "M"'
zsh: segmentation fault (core dumped) 

This is seen in the real world with AutoLoader / AutoSplit, where
the crash prevents autoloading a DESTROY method.

Blead backtrace:

Core was generated by `./miniperl -e sub M::DESTROY; bless {}, "M"'.
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
#0  0x000000000054f83a in Perl_sv_clear (my_perl=0x2207010, sv=0x220ae28) at sv.c:5661
5661                || CvSTART(destructor)->op_next->op_type != OP_LEAVESUB))
(gdb) bt
#0  0x000000000054f83a in Perl_sv_clear (my_perl=0x2207010, sv=0x220ae28) at sv.c:5661
#1  0x0000000000551b49 in Perl_sv_free2 (my_perl=0x2207010, sv=0x220ae28) at sv.c:5936
#2  0x000000000054f6a6 in Perl_sv_clear (my_perl=0x2207010, sv=0x220af78) at sv.c:5638
#3  0x0000000000551b49 in Perl_sv_free2 (my_perl=0x2207010, sv=0x220af78) at sv.c:5936
#4  0x00000000005cab0b in Perl_free_tmps (my_perl=0x2207010) at scope.c:167
#5  0x0000000000709457 in perl_run (my_perl=0x2207010) at perl.c:2234
#6  0x00000000006d9921 in main (argc=3, argv=0x7fff5ac22a48, env=0x7fff5ac22a68) at miniperlmain.c:117

Proposed patch attached.
Site configuration information for perl 5.10.1:

Configured by Debian Project at Sat Nov 21 19:18:01 UTC 2009.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 10 subversion 1) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.6.31-1-amd64, archname=x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    uname='linux madeleine 2.6.31-1-amd64 #1 smp mon nov 16 04:44:38 utc 2009 x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Darchname=x86_64-linux-gnu -Dprefix=/usr -Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl/5.10 -Darchlib=/usr/lib/perl/5.10 -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/usr/lib/perl5 -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local -Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 -Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.1 -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 -Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/local/man/man1 -Dsiteman3dir=/usr/local/man/man3 -Dman1ext=1 -Dman3ext=3perl -Dpager=/usr/bin/sensible-pager -Uafs -Ud_csh -Ud_ualarm -Uusesfio -Uusenm -DDEBUGGING=-g -Doptimize=-O2 -Duseshrplib -Dd_dosuid -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O2 -g',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.3.4', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib /lib64 /usr/lib64
    libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=/lib/, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -O2 -g -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl 5.10.1:

Environment for perl 5.10.1:
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
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