I was learning how to create an array of linked lists for the pset5 problem. But i keep getting a segmentation fault when I go through a character linked lists a second time. Some kind of address keep entering into the previous node link address even though it is supposed to be NULL. Any help is appreciated.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <ctype.h>
#include <string.h>

typedef struct Node{
char word[50];
struct Node* link;
Node* dictHash[26];
void Print(Node* head){
Node* temp1 = head;
  while(temp1 != NULL){
    printf("%s\n", temp1->word);
    temp1 = temp1 -> link;

int main(void){

  char inputWord[50];
  int room;
  Node* address;

  for(int i = 0; i < 5; i++){
    printf("Word %i is : \n", i+1 );
    Node* temp =  malloc(sizeof(Node*));

    room = inputWord[0] - 97;
    temp->link = dictHash[room];
    dictHash[room] = temp;
    address = temp->link;

1 Answer 1


It's always the simple ones that hide in plain sight. ;-) Look very carefully at this:

Node* temp =  malloc(sizeof(Node*));

The code allocates memory space that is sizeof what? A node or a pointer?

As a side note, why does the code increment i inside the for loop and as the index of the for loop?

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