What is a Segmentation Fault?


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A _____ is an error that indicates when a program tries to access an illegal memory location.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a segmentation fault?

2. Which of the following groups typically addresses segmentation faults?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about segmentation faults with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource addresses what you know about the cause of segmentation faults and the language that addresses the common causes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of:

  • The term for an error that indicates when a program tries to access illegal memory location
  • Characteristics of segmentation faults
  • The group that typically addresses segmentation faults
  • Common causes of segmentation faults

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and are able to correctly interpret the characteristics of segmentation faults
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the role that typically addresses the segmentation faults to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you remember which language addresses the most common cause of segmentation faults

Additional Learning

You will find further information about this topic in the lesson, What is a Segmentation Fault? This lesson discusses:

  • Defining indirect memory access
  • Variations of indirect memory access
  • What a user can do
  • The language that has language features that can increase segmentation faults