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From Fred Preston <>
Subject Re: Invalid access to memory location
Date Fri, 09 Feb 2007 15:04:48 GMT
Hi Tobias,
        You must use the /MD flag when building any application or DLL 
that will use the Axis code.  Given that everything is built with the /MD 
flag, everything will work fine.  If you get a DLOPEN FAILED error when 
loading the parser library this must be because you have either changed 
the PATH environment variable, moved a 'dependent' library or altered the 
contents of axiscpp.conf file.  You may also need to check that the xerces 
and parser DLLs are both on the path.  I'm not quite sure what you are 
referring to when you say in item 2 that "We built a dll version with 
__stdcall convention which causes problems.".  Have you changed something 
inside the axis build?  If you modify the calling convention for any 
method/function within axis, you are almost certain to run into problems. 
Have you tried turning on trace to see if that gives you any additional 


Fred Preston.

"Tobias Schoofs" <> 
09/02/2007 11:33
Please respond to
"Apache AXIS C User List" <>


Invalid access to memory location

we're facing strange problems with a dll using axis-c (1.6b) on win32 
1) We built a simple exe using the Calculator client class which works 
2) We built a dll version with __stdcall convention which causes problems.
- We first built the dll without the /MD compiler flag. It worked but with 
strange effects. (Memory was overwritten during the instantiation of the 
Calculator class.)
- we than built the dll with /MD flag which resulted in the following 
exception in calclib: DLOPEN FAILED in loading parser library Failed to 
load parser within server engine:
                 Error Message='Invalid access to memory location.
'                Error Code='998'
                 Load lib error=''
The code of the dll is:
int __stdcall add(int pOne, int pTwo) {
  char *tst = NULL;
  Calculator *calc = NULL; // static memory overwrites the stack!!!
  int rc = 0;

  try {
    calc = new Calculator();
    rc = calc->add(pOne, pTtwo);
    delete calc; 
    return rc;
  } catch (exception &e) {
    printf("exception in calclib: %s\n", e.what());
    return -1;
int main() {
  int rc = 0;
  int one = 10;
  int two = 35;
  try {
    rc = add(one, two);
  } catch (exception &e) {
    printf("Exception in calc: %s\n", e.what()); 
    return -1;
  if (rc > 0) { // it's just a simple test, so we're using values > 0 only
    printf("Result: %d\n", rc);
    return 0;
  } else {
    printf("Error: %d\n", rc);
    return -1;
The header for both:
extern "C" int __stdcall add(int, int);
>From the makefile:
calclib.obj: calclib.cpp Calculator.hpp
 cl -c /MD /DWIN32 -GX /Ic:\ts\axis\include calclib.cpp 
calc.obj: calc.cpp
  cl -c -GX /MD /DWIN32 \
Calculator.obj: Calculator.cpp Calculator.hpp
  cl -c -GX /MD /DWIN32 /Ic:\ts\axis\include Calculator.cpp
calclib: calclib.obj Calculator.obj 
 cl /LD /MD calclib.obj \
  Calculator.obj \
  c:\\ts\\axis\\lib\\axis\\axis_client.lib \
  /link /EXPORT:add \
calc: calc.obj
 cl  /MD \
  calclib.lib calc.obj \
 /link /NODEFAULTLIB:"libc.lib" 
Any ideas?
Tank you,
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