integrated asm and vars

Mumit Khan khan@NanoTech.Wisc.EDU
Mon Mar 20 10:33:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Leonhard Grünschloß wrote:

> My problem: I want to use the integrated assembler for some time critical 
> procedures. But I need to get the content of some local vars - I couldn't 
> find a solution for about 4 hours. I tried to use VC++ style e.g. mov eax, 
> [asm_var] - didn't work. I wrote an extra procedure and used "%0", "%1" to 
> get the parameters - didn't work. I tried to use TASM and link the object - 
> cygwin couldn't read it. Finally used FreePascal (based on gcc) - produced 
> compilable asm code but it couldn't find the reference. Then I tried to get 
> the address by calculating it with the help of %ebp - always got access 
> violation errors. I'm new to asm so I don't know what this "=&a" (var) 
> means, to - well to assign a var to a register it also didn't work. Is it 
> only for results?

First read the GCC documentation on inline assembly, and then look at the
excellent tutorial by Colin Plumb (URL below), and that should give you a 
pretty good head start.

   Linkname: asm tutorial [Re: More assembly compiler erorrs]


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