Mail Archives: djgpp/2002/06/16/11:00:04

From: "Rafal 'Raf256' Maj" <rafal AT raf256 DOT com>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: strange content in compiled file
Date: 16 Jun 2002 14:51:14 GMT
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Vinzent Hoefler <JeLlyFish DOT software AT gmx DOT net> wrote in
news:3d0ca403_2 AT news DOT bluewin DOT ch: 

>>yes, this is a bug in MsDos / Windows that don't fill with zero's new 
>>blocks of memory / diskspace
> And so why does the linker output a lot of bytes of uninitialized
> memory? Isn't it supposed to output just the things it needs to create
> the executable?

yes, I don't know exacly but this is AFAIK needed to reserve stack space, 
and to create proper format of .exe

ther is some way to repair this - by changing binutils, but unfortunatly I 
don noth have now time and skills to do this, ask DJ how to fix it.

I'm preparing a small wark-around for this bug :)

Rafał 'Raf256' Maj

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