- Programming can be a complicated task, and errors are bound to appear sooner or later.
- One relatively common error is Segmentation fault 11, and in this article, we’ll show you how to fix this issue.
- Having additional computer problems? Our Fix section has all the solutions you need.
- For more programming guides like this one, be sure to check our Debugging Hub.
C is one of the most used programming languages but sometimes while developing new software you might encounter Segmentation fault 11 error.
This error will cause your application to crash, and in today’s article, we’re going to show you what this error means and how to fix it once and for all.
How can I fix Segmentation fault: 11?
What does Segmentation fault 11 mean/ What is Segmentation fault 11 C++?
When Segmentation fault 11 occurs, it means that a program has attempted to access a memory location that it’s not allowed to access.
The error can also occur if the application tries to access memory in a method that isn’t allowed.
How to debug Segmentation fault 11?
1. Compile the code and use gdb
- Run the following command:
gcc program.c -g
- Now use the gdb like this:
$ gdb ./a.out
In addition, users are also recommending to run these two commands:
run -flag1 -flag2
2. Inspect your code
- Double-check your code
- Make sure that there aren’t any declarations that might be using too much memory.
This is also a useful tip if you’re getting Segmentation fault: 11 while using Python.
3. Use the malloc command
- Use the malloc command properly.
- Of course, always use the following command to free the memory:
4. Use the char var/int arr command
In your code, use the following command:
int arr[(sizeof(x)/sizeof(x) +1)]
Use one of these commands depending on your needs.
5. Other general tips
- Make sure that your global variables have assigned values.
- Separate your code into different files for easier debugging.
Segmentation fault 11 Python
1. Uninstall Shapely
On your Mac, run the following command:
pip uninstall shapely; pip install --no-binary :all: shapely
Keep in mind that this method might only work if you’re trying to install Cartopy.
2. Use the Terminal
- Start the Terminal from the Applications > Utilities directory.
- Once the Terminal starts, run the following commands:
sudo mv readline.so readline.so.disabled
Segmentation fault 11 is usually caused by memory allocation issues, and if you’re having this problem, be sure to try some of the solutions mentioned above.