X86 Assembly Short Jump

goa@rogers.com goa@rogers.com
Tue Dec 30 03:44:00 GMT 2003

I've having a problem using gcc's inline assembly on a Pentium 3 running
redhat linux:

I'm working inside a __asm__("."); block and I'd like to execute a short
(near relative) jump instruction.  It doesn't seem to work.  Instead, I
get a near jump to an absolute position, so I figure that I'm doing
something wrong.  If anyone could help, I'd appreciate it..

When the instruction is executed, eip is set to 0x02, instead of being
set to eip+2.  I looked at the disassembly in gdb and the op-code I
should be getting according to the Intel IA32 Instruction Set Reference
is "EB" but instead I'm instead getting "E9".

Again, any help would be appreciated.  Perhaps there's a better way to
jump to a relative position within an assembly block.


	JMP 0x02	# Should add 0x02 to eip, but instead, it sets
eip to 0x02.

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