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Why when I add mxDestroyArray(myArray) to my code MATLAB crashes?

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AP 2012 年 10 月 24 日
Dear All,
I have a problem with using mxDestroyArray. When I add it to my code, MATLAB crashes. Shouldn't I destroy any mxArray that I declared in my code just to avoid memory leak? Shouldn't each mxArray *myArr correspond to a mxDestroyArray(myArr) when the array is no longer needed?
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James Tursa
James Tursa 2012 年 10 月 24 日
Please post the offending code (or a small subset of it that reproduces the problem) so we can comment on it.


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Kaustubha Govind
Kaustubha Govind 2012 年 10 月 24 日
You should only call mxDestroyArray on locally created mxArrays that are not being returned in plhs. Are you deleting mxArrays that are present in either prhs or plhs?
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Kaustubha Govind
Kaustubha Govind 2012 年 10 月 25 日
Okay. In that case, I would second James Tursa's suggestion to post the offending code.


Andrew Stamps
Andrew Stamps 2013 年 2 月 15 日
Does your mxArray happen to contain a Java object? I recently discovered the hard way that calling mxDestroyArray() on an mxArray that contains a Java object will cause a crash, even if you otherwise should call mxDestroyArray().
If you clear the pointer to the Java object before calling mxDestroyArray(), then it doesn't seem to crash, although I don't know if there are other ramifications.
mxSetData(myArr, NULL);
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Andrew Stamps
Andrew Stamps 2013 年 2 月 16 日
I encountered this when calling a C shared library generated by the MATLAB Compiler, so maybe this doesn't apply to mex functions as well, but here's a sample function where the error occurs:
static long getNumberOfStreams(const INTEGER instanceHandle)
long iLength;
mxArray *numStreams = NULL;
mxArray *streamArray = NULL;
if (!mlfGetStreams(2, &streamArray,
&numStreams, domArray[instanceHandle])) {
return 0;
iLength = (long) *(mxGetPr(numStreams));
mxDestroyArray(streamArray); // Why does this cause a crash?
return (iLength > 0) ? iLength : 0L;
In its intended use, the input array domArray[instanceHandle] is of class org.apache.xerces.dom.DeferredDocumentImpl and is held in global memory. I am not using the first output argument from the function, streamArray, but it should hold an object of class org.apache.xerces.dom.DeepNodeListImpl. The second output argument is a standard scalar double. If I call mxDestroyArray on streamArray without mxSetData(streamArray, NULL) first, then I get a segmentation fault.


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