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Re: Bug: BSS segment in COFF files
> >> >> If you run gcc with '--save-temps' flag, and then look into
> >> >> 'yourfile.s' file, you'll see that uninitialized data is tagged as
> >> >> "common" (using '.comm' directive) and is put to bss only by linker
> >> >> when final executable is created. To turn this feature off, use
> >> >> '-fno-common' flag when compiling your object file.
I just noticed that this doesn't help at all. When analyzing the
object file with IDA you'll see that the BSS section has length 0.
Thus, when you link several object files together, all variables
are at the same memory position. I think it's a problem with the
Assembler that doesn't generate valid COFF files. BTW, when
compiling the same program under Linux the BSS section is not 0. So,
it seems that the problem is Cygwin (COFF) specific.
So far, the only way to reserve memory for a variable is to make
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