Crash Handling System¶
Cutter uses Breakpad as a backend for crash handling.
Crash Handling System is disabled by default to not interfere with developers while debugging.
To enable this system, set the
CUTTER_ENABLE_CRASH_REPORTS build option.
There are only 2 source files:
And the API is very simple: One function,
initCrashHandler(), enables the Crash Handling System if
CUTTER_ENABLE_CRASH_REPORTS is true, otherwise it does nothing.
As soon as a signal is raised,
crashHandler(int signum) is called with the signal’s code as an argument.
This function first writes a crash dump to the operating system’s temporary directory to catch core and
memory state as it was at the moment of the crash.
Then the crash dialog is shown:
If the user chooses to create a crash dump, the prepared dump is moved to the directory specified by the user. And then the success dialog is shown: