heap corruption problem in singleton class

"venkatarao0@gmail.com" <battula.venkat@gmail.com>
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 06:57:32 -0800 (PST)
Hi all,

Here one tricky issue, In my project I have used a singleton class
used to store data and value info. this information I will use(call
after system up) 4 times in a year and depends on the requirement not
frequently. In rare scenario while calling get member function I am
getting the exception my system is going down(core dump). I
reproduced the issue bye corrupting the ms_ptr pointer pointing to the
memory location(in Vxworks 6.7 facility is there) bye manually after
some time(not immediately) I generated a scenario to call this
singleton class member function I got the same core dump. This same
issue I reproduced by ms_ptr pointing to invalid location.

class config_data
    typedef config_data this_t;
    typedef map<char*, int> input_data;
      static this_t& instance ();

    void set (const input_data& inData);
     static this_t* ms_ptr;
    // Constructor
    config_data () {}
    // GET method
 int get (const char *inName, const int inValue);

    // Cannot copy a singleton
    config_data(const this_t&);
    this_t& operator= (const this_t&);

config_data* config_data::ms_ptr(NULL);
config_data& config_data::instance ()
    if (!ms_ptr)
 ms_ptr = new config_data;
    return *ms_ptr;
set & get used to set the values into map and getting the values from
map. there is iterator problem over here I have not used iterator in
get also.

 can any one please help me to fix this problem.

1) I want to know who is corrupting the heap location fist to fix the
problem. How I come to know while corrupting the heap memory itself
there is any mechanism to protect/ raise an exception while corrupting
the memory itself.

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