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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0002779||Ham Radio Deluxe||Bug||public||2018-06-22 20:37||2018-07-25 20:47|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||188.8.131.523|
|Summary||0002779: All: applications won't produce visible minidumps when CRTL handlers are called|
|Description||The C Runtimes have security-aware features that throw an exception rather than execute undefined behaviour in error conditions. We use these functions almost everywhere in the code. If they get a bad parameter (a NULL pointer, a string that's too long to fit into the buffer provided, ...) they throw an exception that's handled by the C Runtimes rather than the Windows exception hanlder.|
Inspired by Mantis 2774, I started investigating how the HRD code handles exceptions thrown by the C Runtime security-aware functions. It turns out the HRD minidumper only traps Windows exceptions, and doesn't consider the exception handler that's used by the CRTL.
If we have a regular Win32 crash, our minidumper will catch it and write a minidump. If the security traps catch a problem, they won't cause a minidump to be written with our code.
The symptom the users will see is that the app appears to hang -- not responsive to the keyboard, not painting -- for several seconds while the Windows Error Reporting dumper steps in and handles the crash. The user might find a Windows Event Log message in the Event Viewer describing th eproblem and showing the location of the dump that Winodws takes, but users are very (!) unlikely to find that or sort it out.
It's not hard to get our minidumper code to pay attention to CRTL exceptions (at least for most cases), so we should add that and collect more/better information about crasshes in our suite.
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Fixed with this checkin.
||This won't be easily tested by customers, so we'll call it closed.|
|2018-06-22 20:37||K7ZCZ||New Issue|
|2018-06-25 18:32||K7ZCZ||Assigned To||=> K7ZCZ|
|2018-06-25 18:32||K7ZCZ||Status||new => resolved|
|2018-06-25 18:32||K7ZCZ||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2018-06-25 18:32||K7ZCZ||Note Added: 0005488|
|2018-06-28 10:06||K7ZCZ||Fixed in Version||=> 184.108.40.2068|
|2018-07-18 10:47||K7ZCZ||Status||resolved => closed|
|2018-07-18 10:47||K7ZCZ||Note Added: 0005732|
|2018-07-23 22:54||WA9PIE||Project||3 - Current Dev List => Ham Radio Deluxe|
|2018-07-24 15:35||WA9PIE||Project||Ham Radio Deluxe => 3 - Current Dev List|
|2018-07-24 15:45||WA9PIE||Testing||Not Started => N/A|
|2018-07-25 08:00||WA9PIE||Fixed in Version||220.127.116.118 => 18.104.22.1683|
|2018-07-25 20:47||WA9PIE||Project||3 - Current Dev List => Ham Radio Deluxe|