Sun Studio 12: Debugging a Program With dbx

SIGSEGV and SIGALTSTACK Signals Are Restricted on x86 Platforms

Runtime checking instruments memory access instructions for access checking. These instructions are handled by a SIGSEGV handler at runtime. Because runtime checking requires its own SIGSEGV handler and signal alternate stack, an attempt to install a SIGSEGV handler or SIGALTSTACK handler results in an EINVALerror or ignoring the attempt.

SIGSEGV handler calls cannot be nested. Doing so results in the error terminating signal 11 SEGSEGV. If you receive this error, use the rtc skippatch command to skip instrumentation of the affected function.