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@L.chemist



Joined: 08 Oct 2004
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@L.chemist
As i understand
Code:
        invoke  Sleep, [P]
    

should be equivalent to
Code:
        sub     rsp, 0x10
        mov     rcx, [P]
        call    [Sleep]
        add     rsp, 0x10
    

But "invoke" works if "P" is local variable only.
Otherwise we get error: invalid use of symbol.
What's wrong?
Post 22 May 2007, 09:10
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Chewy509



Joined: 19 Jun 2003
Posts: 297
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Chewy509
Code:
mov     rcx, [P]    


will work fine as long as P is within +-2GB of the function. (Displacements are still limited to 32bit even in Long Mode).

However FASM doesn't know where 'P' will end up if 'P' is a global variable, it needs to use a 64bit space so that the address of 'P' can be inserted by your image loader. But since displacements are limited to 32bits, FASM will generate an error. (Can't load a 64bit value into a 32bit space).

The only way to to load a register with the location of 'P' and pass the register to the function.

eg
Code:
mov rax, P
invoke Sleep, rax    
Post 22 May 2007, 23:08
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