odd crash in Font::operator=

Eike Rathke erack at redhat.com
Fri Jul 27 14:50:31 PDT 2012

Hi Michael,

On Friday, 2012-07-27 17:20:58 +0200, Michael Stahl wrote:

> i've had an odd crash in forms_unoapi test yesterday, and can't
> reproduce it; from looking at  vcl/source/gdi/font.cxx  it appears that
> mpImplFont has been deleted (it can't be 0 apparently).

I see no reason why mpImplFont should point to an already deleted
instance. The only place beside the Font dtor that deletes is operator=
after the line where it crashed..

> #0  0x00002b5293de7280 in Font::operator= (this=0x23a4d98, rFont=...) at /work/lo/master/vcl/source/gdi/font.cxx:679

> #1  0x00002b5293e47963 in OutputDevice::SetFont (this=0x23a4c30, rNewFont=...) at /work/lo/master/vcl/source/gdi/outdev3.cxx:5231

What strikes me is that here in

        maFont      = aFont;

the maFont _may_ be default constructed unless it was assigned some
other instance before, for example via calls that do a MakeUnique(). If
default constructed the mpImplFont points to the static instance
aStaticImplFont. No idea why mpImplFont or reading from
mpImplFont->mnRefCount should be invalid then, but that's a difference
to "normal" Font objects.

Wild guesses following:

It could be how the static is placed in memory, Impl_Font::mnRefCount is
the first member variable (Impl_Font has no virtual methods and a vptr
should not be present), so if anything immediately before that is
written out of bounds the mnRefCount may suddenly have a value and the
object not be treated as static anymore.

Deleting a static should core dump already, so I don't think that

Placing a memory watch on aStaticImplFont.mnRefCount might reveal
something, with a slim chance..


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