[Rpcemu] 0.8.6 64bit dynarec glitch

Musus Umbra musus at verelanthe.co.uk
Sat Mar 20 15:44:31 PDT 2010

Hi list ;)

I've just built 0.8.6 (dynarec) on 64-bit Fedora 11 and I'm seeing some 
strange behaviour.  Initially I noticed it when trying to comment out a 
RMEnsure line in an obey file, but that's not really important...  What 
/is/ important, however, is that a 32-bit build of 0.8.6 doesn't show 
this behaviour at all, and nor does a 64-bit build without dynarec.

Anyway, what I'm seeing is that attempting to insert characters at the 
start of a line longer than 30 characters in StrongEd causes the line to 
be corrupted (eventually, deleting characters will crash StrongEd 

For example...  If I have the line:
displayed and attempt to insert any character at the start of it, it 
Note that "0123" has become "1233".  This pattern of corruption 
continues for other insertions.  Insertions at other points in the line 
behave similarly (the corrupted character will be different depending on 
the insertion point's (memory) word-alignment) as long as the insertion 
point is more than ~30 characters from the end.

(For all I'm referring to a "line" here, the entire text is what 

So, on the face of it, it looks like StrongEd has some code it uses to 
move lumps of memory larger than ~30 bytes and the part of that that 
deals with the 'dangling ends' of the block is failing in RPCemu.

FWIW, StrongEd version doesn't seem to make a difference;  I initially 
saw this with 4.60 so I upgraded to 4.68 (just in case ;) but that made 
no difference.

Can anybody reproduce this?


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