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Microsoft KB Archive/107429

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PRB: _chain_intr() Crashes When Compiling for 80386 Processor

Q107429

1.00 1.50 WINDOWS kbprg kbprb ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - The C Run-time (CRT), included with: Microsoft Visual C++ for Windows, versions 1.0 and 1.5 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== Calling the C run-time library function _chain_intr() causes an application to crash or behave unpredictably if the code is compiled with /G3 to target the 80386 processor. CAUSE ===== The _chain_intr() function is written to be compatible with previous versions of the C run-time, and therefore the function expects only 16-bit registers to be pushed on the stack. With the /G3 compiler switch, the compiler needs to push and pop 32-bit registers instead of 16-bit registers because the code it generates or the code in functions it calls might modify a 32-bit register. The _chain_intr() function does not handle 32-bit registers, however, and is therefore usable only with processor models that use 16-bit registers, specifically /G0 through /G2. RESOLUTION ========== If a call to _chain_intr() in an interrupt routine is not required, the /G3 compiler switch can be used. Otherwise, the allowable compiler switches are /G0 - /G2. Additional reference words: 1.00 1.50 KBCategory: kbprg kbprb KBSubcategory: CRTIss

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