FIX: Incorrect Code Generated With /Og and /G6

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Incorrect code may be generated with the /Og and /G6 compiler optimizations.


The compiler incorrectly moves an .inc file, .add file, .sub file, or .lea file across an instruction that references memory.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This bug was corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3. For more information about Visual Studio service packs, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why

194295 HOWTO: Tell That Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs Are Installed


The following code illustrates one way the compiler can handle moving an instruction:
   inc eax
   mov [eax + 2*ebx + 3]
The compiler needs to update the displacement to swap the instructions. For example:
   mov [eax + 2*ebx + (3 + 1)]
   inc eax


Article ID: 216747 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Professional Edition
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