Seg fault in _size_of_stack_reserve__ ()

John R Hanson JRSON@NetZero.Net
Tue Aug 31 23:49:00 GMT 1999


(It is actually in the 'A'bsolute .section, and is the 
Size you want windows to reserve for your stack-)

Is the Highest addressed symbol in your program it just means
that the program is dying in a system .dll that doesn't have any

you need to compile and link with -gcoff == /ZI
link the program with ld.exe

gdb yourprog.exe
b main  /* or WinMain */
run /* to get the dll symbols to load */
b    /* at the function you are trying to call in the .dll */
s   /* until you get to the call into the system .dll that's having
   the problem */
  figure out what went wrong.-)

Otherwise use Visual Stupidio if you can't link with ld.

On Tue, 24 Aug 1999 16:01:49 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:

>This is the latest chapter in my struggle with Windows
>I combined the advice of Mumit Khan (use dllwrap) with
>that of Paul Sokolovsky (link your static libraries
>into one DLL), with the result that I can finally
>build a DLL.  My thanks to both of you.
>My DLL consists of two files, static link library

No, this is a stub library, or implib

>libntonly.a and "DLL proper" ntonly.dll.
>BTW, I had to put ntonly.dll in the directory that
>holds my executables.  I couldn't get either -rpath or
>LD_RUN_PATH to work.  But never mind.  That's minor.

windows searches %path% and a few other places. use

path %path%;path\to\dll\dir or PATH=$PATH:path/to/dll/dir depending on your shell

>What's major is what happens when I run the program. 
>I call a function, it enters a `for' loop and I die in
>_size_of_stack_reserve__().  Anyone got an
>Other clues:  `nm' says that both the executable and
>ntonly.dll know the above symbol, as well as a
>__size_of_heap_reserve__.  Each file says the symbols
>are type 'A' and they agree on their addresses.
>Opinions expressed above are not necessarily my employer's.
>James M. Stern
>ITG Inc.  Culver City, CA (213) 270-7955
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