Access violations in base MATLAB code

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David Liebtag
David Liebtag on 9 Jan 2013
Commented: David Liebtag on 26 Jun 2019
I am debugging a mex function using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MATLAB R2012b on 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate. When I configure Visual Studio to break on Win32 access violations, I get dozens of breaks in MATLAB base code. This happens before I even load or call my mex function. The only way I have found to debug my program is to only configure VS to break on access violations after I have loaded and called my mex function and stopped in my code. This is very cumbersome.
Is there some way to make MATLAB avoid these violations so I can leave Visual Studio configured to break on them all the time?
FYI Here's an example of the kind of message I see:
First-chance exception at 0x0de62a68 in MATLAB.exe; 0xC0000005; Access violation reading location 0x00000004.
Thank you.
David Liebtag

Answers (3)

Martijn
Martijn on 9 Jan 2013
These exceptions are most probably coming from the JIT in the JRE so what you could try is running MATLAB without Java. To do so start MATLAB with the -nojvm option.
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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 10 Jan 2013
Turning off java does a whole lot more than just disabling the IDE.

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Sohrab Abedini
Sohrab Abedini on 24 Feb 2015
I have the same error while I run syms. any idea?
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David Liebtag
David Liebtag on 24 Feb 2015
Sohrab,
I never found an adequate solution and learned to live with running MATLAB without the IDE.
Sorry.
David Liebtag

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Paul Romanczyk
Paul Romanczyk on 25 Jun 2019
In Visual Studio, Go To Debug > Windows > Exception Settings. Under Win32 Exceptions, Disable Access Violation
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David Liebtag
David Liebtag on 26 Jun 2019
As I said in my original post Paul, "The only way I have found to debug my program is to only configure VS to break on access violations after I have loaded and called my mex function and stopped in my code. This is very cumbersome."
In other words, I already know how to disable breaking on access violations. I was looking for a less cumbersome method.

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