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windwakr 19 Feb 2005, 15:02
I found some code in c++ and dont know what these functions would be in asm. How would I do these in asm? malloc, memset, and free.


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S.T.A.S. 24 Feb 2005, 23:44
It's possible to use C runtime library (like MSVCRT.DLL) for some functions:
   format  pe

;     hmm.. cdecl doesn't release the stack :-\   
  mov     ebp,esp

 push    read_mode
   push    source_name
 call    [fopen]
     test    eax,eax
     jz      not_found
   xchg    eax,esi

@@:  push    0
   mov     edi,esp

 push    esi
 push    1
   push    1
   push    edi
 call    [fread]
     test    eax,eax
     jz      close

   push    edi
 push    form
        call    [printf]

        mov     esp,ebp
     jmp     @b

close:    push    esi
 call    [fclose]

exit:       mov     esp,ebp

        push       error_message
       call    [printf]
    jmp     exit

error_message       db "coudn't open file `%s'.",0 
form             db "%s",0
read_mode        db "r",0
source_name       db "crt.asm",0

align 4
data import

              dd 0,0,0,rva kernel_name,rva kernel_table
           dd 0,0,0,rva msvcrt_name,rva msvcrt_table
           dd 0,0,0,0,0

;   2K needs this to load PE
kernel_table:   dd 0

fclose         dd rva fclose$
fread         dd rva fread$
fopen          dd rva fopen$
printf         dd rva printf$
              dd 0    

kernel_name     db 'KERNEL32.DLL',0
msvcrt_name    db 'MSVCRT.DLL',0
fclose$          db 0,0,'fclose',0
fread$           db 0,0,'fread',0
fopen$            db 0,0,'fopen',0
printf$           db 0,0,'printf',0

end data

However, in your case it's better to use Win32 APIs like HeapAlloc, HeapFree (in fact, CRT's functions just wrap arround them).
memset() can be substituted by simple macro:
macro memset dest, c, count
    mov  edi, dest
    mov  al, c
    mov  ecx, count
    rep   stosb
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Dilshod 11 Mar 2005, 08:57
For DOS you must use Int 21h functions:
48h - memAlloc, Enter: BX- memSize(in parags), Exit: AX-Segment
49h - memFree, Enter: ES- Segment
4Ah - memset, Enter: BX-newsize(in paragraphs)
mov ah,48h
mov bx,100h ;size=256*16bytes
int 21h
jc Error
mov es,ax
mov ah,49h
int 21h

and do not forget for COM files befor MAlloc set the new size of current using of COM mem to that you need with 4Ah functions.
Post 11 Mar 2005, 08:57
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