Tip of the day: Finding the source of a bad_alloc exception
written on Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Quick tip of the day.
Today I was debugging a bad_alloc exception, but the backtrace was useless because the exception was being rethrown by Qt event loop.
After some head scratching, I figured this simple trick which you may find useful:
This sets a breakpoint on bad_alloc constructor. After restarting the program, I was able to get a much more useful backtrace.
Hope this helps!