How to solve Android Fatal signal 11 (SIGSEGV), code 1, fault addr 0x0 in tid xxxxx (Thread-X)?


I’m using Opencv sdk for Android to develop a real time processing and matching.

The main Opencv traitment logic is in a JNI function.

The problem is that sometimes (just sometimes) my app crashes without error, so I ignored the problem until I’m done developing the algorithm.

I started investigating the error and it’s definetly in the JNI part.

Here is the error I get in the Log

A/libc: Fatal signal 11 (SIGSEGV), code 1, fault addr 0x0 in tid 27424 (Thread-8)
A/DEBUG: signal 11 (SIGSEGV), code 1 (SEGV_MAPERR), fault addr 0x0

I searched a lot in the internet and I found this solution

   android:hardwareAccelerated"false" />

It worked for 2 days and now I’m getting the same error back.

What’s the problem and how can I solve it?

Any help would be appreciated and thank you in advance.


I should add that my application take a reference image from gallery and compare it using Opencv with a real time image feed.

If I choose an image from gallery and the app crashes, that image won’t work again and if I take a new image or an image that worked before, the app works fine.


After some discussion it became clear that the problem was with interaction with memory:

extern "C" 
JNICALL Java_com_foo(JNIEnv *env, jclass type, jlong addrRgba, jlong addrGray) { 
  Mat &mRgb  *(Mat *) addrRgba;
  Mat &mGray  *(Mat *) addrGray;

  return (jdouble) toGray(mRgb, mGray);

As a quick fix double toGray(Mat& rgb, Mat& gray); had to be changed to double toGray(Mat rgb, Mat gray)

Additional information can be found on topic CvMat deep copy

Answered By – user1056837

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