troubleshooting Question

Segmentation Fault with ostream modifier

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I haven't experimented much with C++ style iostream manipulators, so I'm not sure what the problem is here.  I have a data buffer type class which contains a raw byte array.  I want the output to be in hexidecimal format.

So I overloaded the ostream << operator like this:

inline std::ostream& operator << (std::ostream& strm, const data_buffer& db)
      byte* p =, *end = p + db.m_size;
      while (p < end)
            strm << std::hex << std::uppercase << static_cast<unsigned> (*p++) << " ";

This works, except if I use the endl modifier, the program crashes with a segmentation fault, i.e. doing

data_buffer db;
// fill db with some data
cout << db << endl;

...will make the program crash with a segfault.  Without the endl modifier, it works fine.  
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