On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:32:41 +0100, Carl wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:45:43 +0100, Adrian Perez de Castro <aperez at 
> igalia.com> wrote:
> > The thing is that in notmuch_message_get_in_reply_to(), line 288, a NULL
> > instance of Xapian::TermIterator is dereferenced. In my particular case,
> > the culpript is a cache file of Claws-Mail, as seen in the following GDB
> > session:
> Not quite NULL, (nor is it quite dereferencing---this is nasty C++
> overloading), but yeah, the idea is the same. We need to protect all of
> our "calls" to this overloaded operator to not call it when the iterator
> is equal to the value returned by termlist_end ().

Well, of course you are right, it is an overloaded operator, which
(unfortunately, IMHO) looks like a pointer dereference. That is exactly
one of the things that I find more confusing about C++: it has features
like operator overloading which look cool initially, but that in the end
imply more complexity than needed. I can understand why you decided to
wrap Xapian with a plain C API :)

> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:23:15 -0600, Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at ocjtech.us> wrote:
> > I straced some of the crashes, and the last file that was read before
> > the crash was a malformed message.  I've attached one of the messages.
> >  I've been using offlineimap to sync my gmail mailbox to my laptop so
> > that I can use notmuch.  offlineimap isn't the most stable program,
> > but I'm not sure yet if offlineimap is causing the problem or if
> > that's the way the message is in gmail.
> Thanks for the file. I never like to push code that I haven't tested, so
> this was very helpful.
> Below is the patch that I just pushed which seems to do the trick.

I can confirm that this patch avoids the segfault in my case, too. Thanks
a lot for the quick fix.

Best regards,

Adrian Perez de Castro <aperez at igalia.com>
Igalia - Free Software Engineering
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