Segmentation Fault While Reading File in C

Segmentation Fault While Reading File in C

By : Pradeep Kalipatnapu
Date : October 24 2020, 06:10 PM
To fix this issue The segmentation fault might be caused by fopen failing to open the file.
You should always test for such failures and exit with an informative message.
code :
FILE *fp = fopen("students.db", "rb");

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Segmentation fault in reading a .dat file

Segmentation fault in reading a .dat file

By : Chung
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
wish helps you You are reading into a buffer you never allocated memory for.
What you're trying now is to read from some junk value in memory, who knows, which almost always leads to a segmentation fault.
code :
char *buffer = malloc(512 * sizeof(char)); // this allocates 512 times the size of a single char of memory
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

int main (int argc, char **argv)
    FILE *fp ,*fptest;
    long lSize;
    char *buffer;

    //Open file
    fptest = fopen("input.txt", "rb");

    if (fptest == NULL)
        printf("Error occurred when opening file");
        return 1;

    buffer = malloc(sizeof(char) * 512);
    //Read file into buffer

    //Parse the boot sector
    char tmpA, tmpB;
    tmpA = buffer[10]; //First byte
    tmpB = buffer[11]; //Second byte

    //Combine the two bytes into one
    char combinedBytes[3];
    strcpy (combinedBytes, &tmpA);
    strcat (combinedBytes, &tmpB);

    //Hex to decimal converter
    long int li1;
    li1 = strtol (combinedBytes,NULL,16);
    printf ("The sector size is: %ld.\n", li1);

    return 0;
Asm x86 segmentation fault in reading from file

Asm x86 segmentation fault in reading from file

By : user3810770
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
Hope that helps The value in R8 at the time your program crashes is the file descriptor returned by the open syscall. Its value is probably 3 which isn't a valid address. You'll need to stores these values in a range of memory you've properly allocated. You can create a buffer in your program's .bss section or dynamically allocate memory with the brk syscall.
Segmentation Fault in reading a file in C

Segmentation Fault in reading a file in C

By : Mazing
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
I wish this helpful for you I'm trying to read a file which has each line containing two integers delimited by tabs into an array of edges. , You want:
code :
sscanf(line, "%d\t%d", &first, &second);
int n;
n = sscanf(line, "%d\t%d", &first, &second);
if (n != 2) { /* do something appropriate here */ }
% pr -t -n xx.c
    1   #include <stdio.h>
    3   int main ( void ) {
    4           char line[100];
    5           int     first, second;
    7           (void)fgets(line, sizeof(line), stdin);
    8           (void)sscanf(line, "%d\t%d", first, second);
    9           return 0;
   10   }
% cc -c xx.c
% cc -c -Wall xx.c
xx.c: In function `main':
xx.c:8: warning: format argument is not a pointer (arg 3)
xx.c:8: warning: format argument is not a pointer (arg 4)
Segmentation Fault: 11 while Reading File

Segmentation Fault: 11 while Reading File

By : Dan Paquin
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
it fixes the issue You can add ferror() after getc to check for reading error. You need to check that read != EOF also. The problem is that even after checking feof(), you may reach end-of-file with getc(). So, inner loop must contain read != EOF condition.
Also, you have to check for lin and col so as not to assign values to unallocated memory.
code :
 lin = 0;
 while (!feof (f) && lin < my_maze->lins) {
   int read, col = 0;
   do {
        read = getc (f);

        if (ferror(f)) {
            perror("Reading error");
            exit (1);

        if (read != '\n') {
            my_maze->maze[lin][col++] = read;

    } while (read != '\n' && read != EOF && col <= my_maze->cols);
Segmentation Fault when reading File

Segmentation Fault when reading File

By : andrew
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
To fix this issue fgets() returns NULL only when characters couldn't be read.
What you need to do is check for feof(file). When you finish reading the file the EOF bit is set to 1 and feof() returns true;
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