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From: dcasale AT my-deja DOT com
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: GP fault on a new -- why?
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 22:48:44 GMT
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In article <95r92s$eb9$1 AT antares DOT lu DOT erisoft DOT se>,
  eplmst AT lu DOT erisoft DOT se (Martin Stromberg) wrote:
> dcasale AT my-deja DOT com wrote:
> : Me again.  I've broken my compression proggy again by trying to add
> : another feature.  This time, I've managed to get it to give me
> : a "General Protection Fault" when I try to do a new.  This is under
> : straight DOS, by the way.
>
> : I'm building a huge (about 8000ish or so) linked list of objects (16
> : bytes per object, not including allocation overhead) for the
> : purpose of sorting a huge list of files.  When I'm getting towards
> : the end of the list of files, I get a GPF when I try to create
> : another linked list object.
>
> : I've tried making the stack bigger (a-la FAQ 15.9).  I've tried
> : increasing the CWSDPMI heap size (a-la FAQ 15.4).  Neither seems to
> : have helped.  Whether I'm debugging the program under RHIDE or just
> : running it straight, it seems to fail with the exact same error, in
> : the exact same spot, on the exact same file, every time.
>
> : The GPF gives me esi=00000010, meaning that my stack has somehow
> : wrapped around.  Right?  But how is that possible if I've increased
> : the stack size?  What else could be causing this problem?
>
> If you want most/best help you need to post the whole crash
> dump... (Doesn't the FAQ say so somewhere?)

Okay, here's all it gives me.  No stack trace or anything.

General Protection Fault at eip-3af9d; flags=3046
eax=00043406 ebx=000100af ecx=00af00a7 edx=0000001c esi=00af00bf
edi=00000000 ebp=0004342c esp=0000227a cs=a7 ds=a7 es=af fs=bf gs=bf
ss=33 error=0000

I don't know if this'll be any help, tho...

Damon Casale, damon AT WRONG DOT redshift DOT com (remove the obvious)
General Reality Fault.  (A)bort, (R)etry, (I)gnore?


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