Can we catch access violation exceptions in tests?

Damjan Jovanovic damjan.jov at
Mon May 7 06:09:15 CDT 2007

On 5/7/07, Mikołaj Zalewski <mikolaj at> wrote:
>   I'm trying to write a tests for invalid cbSize in Shell_NotifyIcon.
> The behaviour under Windows XP is to assume in such a case that the size
> is NOTIFYICONDATA_V1_SIZE. AFAIK Shell_NotifyIcon doesn't provide a way
> to read icon data to check that the data introduced after Win95 is not
> modified. So I'm using VirtualAlloc+VirtualProtect to make
> Shell_NotifyIcon fail if it tries to access this data.
>   I'd like to catch the exception to make a tests fail if something goes
> wrong instead of crashing the testsuite. However __try doesn't work
> under gcc and using wine/exception.h gives an unresolved symbol
> '__wine_handle_exception'. Is it possible to catch exceptions in tests?
> Mikolaj Zalewski

#include "wine/exception.h"

    /* code that can segfault */
    /* actions to take on segfault */

I'm not sure which library you have to link with.


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