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Developers Rejoice Again

Just a few short weeks ago I recommended that all developers running 64-bit Windows 7 (that is, most developers) should install a hot-fix to correct a stack corruption bug that would hit anytime a 32-bit program crashed in the debugger … Continue reading

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Developers Rejoice–Windows 7 Stack Corruption Fixed!

64-bit Windows 7 SP1 has a stack corruption bug that affects developers. Any developer with an AVX capable processor who is writing 32-bit code on 64-bit Window 7 SP1 is vulnerable. That sounds like a lot of conditions but I … Continue reading

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Should This Windows 7 Bug be Fixed?

Last year I reported on a bug in 64-bit Windows 7 SP1’s support for AVX-capable processors. This bug causes stack corruption when a 32-bit program crashes while being debugged in Visual Studio, even if AVX is not used. Microsoft has … Continue reading

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When Even Crashing Doesn’t Work

I’ve written previously about the importance of crashing in order to improve code quality. However even the seemingly simple task of crashing can be more error prone than you might expect. I’ve recently become aware of two different problems that … Continue reading

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