More Google Chrome browser grief. I merely refreshed a Yahoo mail page and Google Chrome crashed. Was it Yahoo's fault or Google's? Who knows. This is what the message said:
Unhandled exception at 0x77de15de in chrome.exe: 0xC0000374: A heap has been corrupted.
Then it asked me if I wanted to debug it. Since I have a debugger on board, I said sure. Here is what the trail looks like:
77DE15B4 mov eax,12Eh
77DE15B9 xor ecx,ecx
77DE15BB lea edx,[esp+4]
77DE15BF call dword ptr fs:[0C0h]
77DE15C6 add esp,4
77DE15C9 ret 18h
77DE15CC mov eax,12Fh
77DE15D1 xor ecx,ecx
77DE15D3 lea edx,[esp+4]
77DE15D7 call dword ptr fs:[0C0h]
77DE15DE add esp,4
And it crapped out at 77DE15DE. Here it is adding esp a stack pointer to 4. A corrupted heap means several things. One could be that the stack pointer has been deallocated, or destroyed, or not set. Whatever the cancer in the stack was, it caused the whole thing to blow up.
The ironic thing is that the exception was not handled. This means that there was no accounting for error in the code. At a high level, this is sloppy coding. As previously iterated, Chrome is starting to lose its shine. It turns out that the Google programming machine is not infallible as they like to believe.