thiroc80 thiroc80 - 19 days ago 5
C++ Question

Logger receiving segmentation fault when trying to open ofstream

I'm having a bit of a trouble with some SIGSEGV that's being thrown when I try to open a file for a Logger class. I've been using this class for a while, but it's the first time that I'm getting this. And from a simple line like that has been called previous times:

LOG(logDEBUG) << "Node " << nodeId << " in link layer state waitAck.";

I got this from strace:

open("simulation.log", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_APPEND, 0666) = 3
lseek(3, 0, SEEK_END) = 16380108
--- SIGSEGV {si_signo=SIGSEGV, si_code=SI_KERNEL, si_addr=NULL} ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV (core dumped) +++

Got this gdb:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00007ffff7210289 in malloc_consolidate () from /usr/lib/
(gdb) backtrace
#0 0x00007ffff7210289 in malloc_consolidate () from /usr/lib/
#1 0x00007ffff7211d2a in _int_malloc () from /usr/lib/
#2 0x00007ffff7213d44 in malloc () from /usr/lib/
#3 0x00007ffff7ae1a48 in operator new (sz=8192)
at /build/gcc/src/gcc/libstdc++-v3/libsupc++/
#4 0x00007ffff7ae1af5 in operator new[] (sz=<optimized out>)
at /build/gcc/src/gcc/libstdc++-v3/libsupc++/
#5 0x00007ffff7b41698 in std::basic_filebuf<char, std::char_traits<char> >::_M_allocate_internal_buffer
at /build/gcc/src/gcc-build/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/include/bits/fstream.tcc:55
#6 0x00007ffff7b45932 in std::basic_filebuf<char, std::char_traits<char> >::open (this=0x7fffffffdc68,
__s=0x690550 <Log::fileName[abi:cxx11]+16> "simulation.log", __mode=17)
at /build/gcc/src/gcc-build/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/include/bits/fstream.tcc:187
#7 0x00007ffff7b45a53 in std::basic_filebuf<char, std::char_traits<char> >::open (
__mode=<optimized out>, __s=..., this=0x7fffffffdc68)
at /build/gcc/src/gcc-build/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/include/fstream:308
#8 std::basic_ofstream<char, std::char_traits<char> >::open (this=0x7fffffffdc60, __s=...,
__mode=<optimized out>)
at /build/gcc/src/gcc-build/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/include/fstream:823
#9 0x0000000000421c33 in Log::Log (this=0x7fffffffdc60) at src/log.cpp:21
#10 0x0000000000446198 in LinkCsma::iterate2Receive (this=0x6a9440, t=@0x7fffffffe1fc: 9387)
at src/link_csma.cpp:329
#11 0x00000000004232a4 in Node::iterate2Receive (this=0x6a52f0, t=@0x7fffffffe1fc: 9387)
at src/node.cpp:550
#12 0x000000000042f2bc in DirectionalNodes::iterate (this=0x6a6eb0, t=@0x7fffffffe1fc: 9387)
at src/directional_nodes.cpp:250
#13 0x0000000000460ce5 in Simulation::run (this=0x6a6f00) at src/simulation.cpp:184
#14 0x0000000000429e8c in main (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffe878) at src/main.cpp:65

The code from the Log class is:

#ifndef LOG_H__
#define LOG_H__

#include <fstream>
#include <sstream>
#include <string>
#include <cstdio>
#include <ctime>

#ifdef DEBUG
#define LOG(level) \
#define LOG(level) \
if(level >= logDEBUG) ; \
else Log().write(level)

enum LogLevel {

class Log
static void setFile(const std::string& s);
std::ofstream& write(LogLevel level = logINFO);
std::ofstream fileStream;
Log(const Log&);
Log& operator =(const Log&);
std::string level2String(LogLevel level);
std::string timeString();

static std::string fileName;
static const std::string DEFAULT_LOG_FILE;

#endif //LOG_H__


#include "../include/log.h"

using namespace std;

string Log::fileName;
const string Log::DEFAULT_LOG_FILE = "logfile.log";

{, ios::out | ios::app);

fileStream << endl;

std::string Log::level2String(LogLevel level)
static const char* const buffer[] = { "ERROR", "WARNING", "INFO", "DEBUG" };
return buffer[level];

void Log::setFile(const std::string& s)
fileName = s;

std::string Log::timeString()
time_t t = time(0);
struct tm * now = localtime(&t);
stringstream ss;

ss << now->tm_hour << ":" << now->tm_min << " "
<< now->tm_mday << "/" << (now->tm_mon+1) << "/" << (now->tm_year+1900);

return ss.str();

std::ofstream& Log::write(LogLevel level)
fileStream << timeString();
fileStream << " " << level2String(level) << ":\t";
return fileStream;


Seems like I solved it by changing the output from an ofstream to a FILE*, and using an ostringstream as buffer before writing to the FILE* with an fprintf. As shown in