Category : C Source Code
Archive   : BCPPTECH.ZIP
Filename : TI813.ASC

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PRODUCT : Turbo C++, Borland C++ NUMBER : 813
DATE : February 25, 1992 PAGE : 1/1

TITLE : Dealing with Stack Overflow Problems

Symptoms of stack overflow are numerous. They include program
crashing, returning to wrong address, local/global variables
getting corrupted, and so on. The default size for the stack is
4096 bytes, or 4K. To increase the size of the stack, the
_stklen variable is used.

Here's how to make the assignment:

extern unsigned _stklen = xxxxx;

where xxxx is a number between 256 - 65535 bytes.

The variable must be declared in the global memory location in
the program, and you must include dos.h. You will get a
duplicate symbol declaration warning from the linker, which you
may ignore.

Note: The linker map will still report the stack as being 4K,
even though you changed it's size. The helpme!.doc also
describes how to increase the stack length.

  3 Responses to “Category : C Source Code
Archive   : BCPPTECH.ZIP
Filename : TI813.ASC

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