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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject DLL Base addresses (was: .dsp link options)
Date Tue, 18 Apr 2000 01:38:05 GMT
On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>...
> I should have mentioned right off that I contrived a starting
> address >10000000 (dll address space).  I'm using GroupWise 5.5.3,
> Office97, VC5, and many, many more applications.  Here's the rub...
> 
> We don't want to be conflicting with any common app (if we hit up
> on Joe J's shareware cd labeler, oh well).  Watch the symbols when
> Apache loads, you will get a message like;
> 
> Relocated aprlib.dll due to address conflict with somecode.dll
> at 0x10000000
> 
> I'm sure you've noticed this before.

Euh... those conflicts are only for within an particular .exe address
space. Apache DLLs are not going to conflict with Office97 -- they never
get loaded into an Office process.

> If ANYONE sees a conflict with anything more than some obscure dll,
> please advise on the list.  We can't predict/test every combination
> of platforms, so we better be ready to react if it conflicts with
> something like the novell redirector, etc.  There are no rules to
> this game :-)

Shouldn't matter.

> I'll toss together a simple .dll scanner that pulls nothing but the
> reloc base/length from all the dll's on a machine a reports the used
> and available pages (they must be on 64k boundries last time I checked).

Extra work. Not needed.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/


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