So my work computers are down for part of the day I thought I would post
a question on a problem that I have been really trying to track down. I
have a Ruby/GTK that runs fine through out is operations. But will segv
and core on shutdown. This is an OS level core, not a “ruby core” where
it gives a Ruby like stack trace.
I’m using Ruby 1.9.2p-180(I was on older but tried to uprade) Running on
My basic question, I am very familier with debugging core files with gdb
on C/C++ applications, but of course the Ruby core files are not as
My gut feel of this problem, is it is in one of my C extensions. But I
am wondering how some of you have dealt with really tracking down what
is going on. I have the feeling the problem is in garbage collection,
since it happens after my last statement in my application.
I run in VERBOSE and DEBUG, bot nothing stands out. I’ve also ran under
valgrind, but its really hard to tell what a normal ruby warnings and
not. I’ve even tried to build up a “Good valgrind Ruby suppression” file
by making apps that I know have absolutly no problems.
So anyone have a tip or pointer or other cool tool to really try to
figure out what/where the problem is. This application runs perfectly
fine under Ruby 1.8.6, but when I went up to Ruby 1.9.2, made the small
neccesary chages, it will crash at shutdown.