Re: [Rd] R.exe crashes on R v2.12.0dev (Windows Vista)

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:24:25 -0400

On 28/07/2010 11:06 AM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 28/07/2010 9:37 AM, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > by pure luck, I discovered that it has to do with the number of
> > characters (or similar) in the Windows system environment variable
> > 'PATH'. I used a custom PATH when it crashed. When I tried to a
> > plain/fresh Command prompt, the PATH is shorter and then R.exe doesn't
> > crash. This is that working PATH:
> >
>
> Thanks, I can reproduce it now. Should be fixable.
>

Yes, it was a buffer overflow. I'll commit a change soon.

This only affected R-devel, not the current release.

Duncan Murdoch
> Duncan Murdoch
> > C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows
> > Live;c:\Rtools212\bin;c:\Rtools212\perl\bin;c:\Rtools212\MinGW\bin;c:\Rtools\bin;c:\Rtools\perl\bin;c:\Rtools\MinGW\bin;C:\PROGRA~1\GTK2-R~1\bin;C:\Program
> > Files\MiKTeX 2.7\miktex\bin;c:\program
> > files\imagemagick-6.4.2-q16;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Program
> > Files\Common Files\Lenovo;C:\Program
> > Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities;C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client
> > Security Solution;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
> > Server\90\Tools\binn\;C:\Program Files\GTK2-Runtime\lib;C:\Program
> > Files\aspell\bin;C:\Program
> > Files\TortoiseSVN\bin;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program
> > Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files\Common Files\DivX
> > Shared\;C:\Program Files\SlikSvn\bin\;C:\Program
> > Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\;C:\Program
> > Files\TortoiseSVN\bin;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft
> > Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH
> > Secure Shell;C:\Users\hb\bin
> >
> > Starting with this PATH and making it longer and longer I can
> > eventually reproduce the crash again. It occurs when my PATH is ~1182
> > characters long:
> >
> > path C:/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/;%PATH%
> > path C:/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/;%PATH%
> > path C:/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/1234567890/;%PATH%
> > path C:/1234567890/1234567/;%PATH%
> > echo %PATH% | wc
> > "%ProgramFiles%/R/R-2.12.0dev/bin/i386/R.exe"
> >
> > If I make it a few characters shorter, R.exe starts, but when I do
> > quit() it crashes.
> >
> > Note that there is no problem with Rterm.exe.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > /Henrik
> >
> > PS. I've installed Microsoft Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1 and tried to
> > get something useful out of it without much success. If the above
> > PATH troubleshooting is not enough, I'll spend more time trying to
> > figure out how that tool works.
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Duncan Murdoch
> > <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 26/07/2010 10:25 AM, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Shame on me; I put important only in the subject line.
> > >>
> > >> It's Windows Vista Business 32-bit (Service Pack 2) English with the
> > >> latest updates.
> > >>
> > >
> > > Oops, didn't notice that. I don't have a Vista machine to test on. I don't see the crash on a slightly newer build of R on XP SP3 or Windows 7.
> > >
> > > If you know of a debugger that can dump a stack trace at the time of the crash, that would be helpful information. (We used to use Dr. Watson for this, but I don't think it works in Vista/Win 7. I've heard of something called "userdump", but never tried it.)
> > >
> > > Duncan Murdoch
> > >>
> > >> /Henrik
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Duncan Murdoch
> > >> <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> > On 26/07/2010 5:15 AM, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Just FYI: Problem remains (on same system) with "R version 2.12.0
> > >> >> Under development (unstable) (2010-07-21 r52590)":
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Problem signature:
> > >> >> Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
> > >> >> Application Name: R.exe
> > >> >> Application Version: 2.120.52590.0
> > >> >> Application Timestamp: 4c471362
> > >> >> Fault Module Name: R.exe
> > >> >> Fault Module Version: 2.120.52590.0
> > >> >> Fault Module Timestamp: 4c471362
> > >> >> Exception Code: c0000005
> > >> >> Exception Offset: 0000240e
> > >> >> OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.6
> > >> >
> > >> > What is your OS? I don't know the MS numbering scheme...
> > >> >
> > >> > Duncan Murdoch
> > >> >
> > >> >> Locale ID: 1033
> > >> >> Additional Information 1: 8772
> > >> >> Additional Information 2: 9431192a7274b0ee769861df31ecee58
> > >> >> Additional Information 3: f768
> > >> >> Additional Information 4: 930d06d3f6aed4162dca7601993082f5
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Anyone knows if there anything else I can do to provide more debug
> > >> >> information on this?
> > >> >>
> > >> >> /Henrik
> > >> >>
> > >> >> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu>
> > >> >> wrote:
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> Using the latest developers version of R [2.12.0 Under development
> > >> >>> (unstable) (2010-05-21 r52061)], R.exe crashes:
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> "%ProgramFiles%/R/R-2.12.0dev/bin/i386/R.exe"
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> with Windows reporting:
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> Problem signature:
> > >> >>> Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
> > >> >>> Application Name: R.exe
> > >> >>> Application Version: 2.120.52061.0
> > >> >>> Application Timestamp: 4bf638bd
> > >> >>> Fault Module Name: R.exe
> > >> >>> Fault Module Version: 2.120.52061.0
> > >> >>> Fault Module Timestamp: 4bf638bd
> > >> >>> Exception Code: c0000005
> > >> >>> Exception Offset: 00001d94
> > >> >>> OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.6
> > >> >>> Locale ID: 1033
> > >> >>> Additional Information 1: 1c1d
> > >> >>> Additional Information 2: e064c795479179a5f08d19e37de8915e
> > >> >>> Additional Information 3: 50ea
> > >> >>> Additional Information 4: 02a385f4f3dcffff3301c3a9d270f946
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> same occurs when calling:
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> "%ProgramFiles%/R/R-2.12.0dev/bin/R.exe"
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> However,
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> C:\Users\hb\braju.com.R\R.matlab,R-forge>"%ProgramFiles%/R/R-2.12.0dev/bin/i386/Rterm.exe"
> > >> >>> -e "sessionInfo()"
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> R version 2.12.0 Under development (unstable) (2010-05-21 r52061)
> > >> >>> Copyright (C) 2010 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> > >> >>> ISBN 3-900051-07-0
> > >> >>> Platform: i386-pc-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> > >> >>> You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
> > >> >>> Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> Natural language support but running in an English locale
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
> > >> >>> Type 'contributors()' for more information and
> > >> >>> 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
> > >> >>> 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
> > >> >>> Type 'q()' to quit R.
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>>> sessionInfo()
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> R version 2.12.0 Under development (unstable) (2010-05-21 r52061)
> > >> >>> i386-pc-mingw32
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> locale:
> > >> >>> [1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
> > >> >>> [2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
> > >> >>> [3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
> > >> >>> [4] LC_NUMERIC=C
> > >> >>> [5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>> attached base packages:
> > >> >>> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
> > >> >>>
> > >> >>
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> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
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