[gccsdk] stderr 2 file advantage

John Tytgat John.Tytgat at aaug.net
Wed Dec 19 17:30:05 PST 2012

In message <f2d8c70053.beeb at ron1954.woosh.co.nz>
          Ron <beeb at woosh.co.nz> wrote:

> I'm not using the very latest crosscompiler, but I think this will be
> unchanged.
> Using my port of tar
> tar -xvf ztmp.tar
> stops with "UnixLib detected recursion of signal SIGSEGV.  Exiting." 
> when I encounter a pax format tar, (unless I specify --format=pax)
> I set about trapping the error (in an obey file way) by using
> tar -xvf ztmp.tar 2> errlog 
> so I could check a file for an error.
> But when I do this, the program /does/ create the file errlog,
> but it remains empty, and tar now continues on and extracts the
> pax format tar perfectly as if --format=pax has been used!
> A good result, but it raises the question why, and does stderr
> always need to be directed somewhere for better behaviour?

Are you launching tar straight from CLI ? Or is this in a fork()/exec()
/system() done ?

John Tytgat, in his comfy chair at home
John.Tytgat at aaug.net

More information about the gcc mailing list