segmentation fault 11 when running clang-tidy

I am on Mac OS X 10.11.1, and downloaded the sources and followed the instructions to build clang-tidy. I used xcodebuild and xcpretty to generate the compile_commands.json file. I have the json file in my project root, and ran:

~/build/bin/clang-tidy ./MyFile.m

Initially I got this error “LLVM ERROR: unknown module format”, and after some Googling, tried to delete all the fmodule and gmodule parameters from the json file.

After that, I keep getting “Segmentation fault: 11” most of the time. There was once when I was able to get the list of warnings, but when I run the same command right after, I get the segmentation fault again.


I tried running the command on some other files, and managed to get it working once, and then it segfaulted again when I ran the same command right after.

Suppressed 217 warnings (217 in non-user code).
Use -header-filter=.* to display errors from all non-system headers.
hongping@HLim-MBP:~/my/project$ …/build/bin/clang-tidy -checks=* ./MyFile.m
clang-tidy(3670,0x7fff71f9b000) malloc: *** error for object 0x7fcf20000007: pointer being realloc’d was not allocated
*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
Abort trap: 6