Microsoft KB Archive/103721
Article ID: 103721
Article Last Modified on 9/30/2003
- Microsoft CodeView 4.0
- Microsoft CodeView 4.01
This article was previously published under Q103721
The disassembler, which is used to display mixed source and assembly or assembly in CodeView, is sensitive to the order in which the 66h and 67h prefix bytes occur in 32-bit instructions. If the order is 67h 66h, then the instruction is disassembled as:
67668B03 MOV AX,WORD PTR [EBX]
CodeView incorrectly shows AX as the destination operand. However, if the order is 66h 67h, then the instruction is disassembled as:
66678B03 MOV EAX,DWORD PTR [EBX]
In this case, CodeView correctly shows EAX. The MASM version 6.x program shown below demonstrates the problem.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in CodeView versions 4.0 and 4.01. The problem was corrected in CodeView version 4.1.
; Assemble options needed: /Zi .MODEL small .386 .STACK 4096 .CODE .startup loc1: mov eax, [ebx] loc2: ORG loc1 DB 66h, 67h ; This forces the prefix bytes to 66h 67h ORG loc2 loc3: mov eax, [ebx] loc4: ORG loc3 DB 67h, 66h ; This forces the prefix bytes to 67h 66h ORG loc4 .exit 0 END
Additional query words: reverse 4.00
Keywords: kbfix kb16bitonly KB103721