ACTION! Relocator#

Instructions for:

  RELGEN.ACT:== Relocation Generator
& REOCAT.ACT:== Run-time Relocator

  These programs were intended to
create a self-relocating object
file from either an ACTION!
compiled program or an Assembled
program. The original object file
must be a single-stage boot with
only one origin except for the
trailing run or init address. The
following instructions detail the
steps to make the target object
file. This file may be appended to
other binary load files and may
have other binary files appended to
it.. The program will load at the
next possible page boundary
(increment of 256) after MEMLO.
Because RELGEN compares two
versions of you object file, you
may want to init all variables to
zero to keep the relocation table
at a minimum. Stray data in the
uninitialized variables may be
interpreted as machine code that
needs relocating.

1) Compile (or Assemble) your code
  at a convenient area but not
  conflicting with DOS. In ACTION!,
  use the following commands to
  force the program's origin to a
  specified value ($3000 for example):
    SET 14=$3000
    SET $491=$3000

2) Re-Compile your code at $100
  higher than the first. For the
  above example, this would be at
  $3100.

3) From the ACTION! monitor, RUN the
program RELGEN.ACT. It will prompt
you for the filenames for the two
object code files that you compiled
above. Remember to give the Dn:
prefix to the filenames. The program
will compare the two object files
and note their differences as offsets
into the file. This information is
saved in ACTION! form in a file with
the original name and a ".GEN"
extention. This will be used in the
next step. Also, the program creates
an object file image of the original
but with an origin of zero. This is
done to make the relocation process
easier and this file, with a ".REL"
extention will be used in step 5.

  Note: RELGEN.ACT requires four open
DOS files simultaneously. By default,
DOS usually has buffers for only 3.
You must use the command:

  SET $709=4

in the ACTION! monitor and type D for
DOS. Rewrite DOS to the disk and
reboot. Now, DOS will allow the four
files to be opened.

4) Now, Read the program RELOC.ACT
into the ACTION! Editor. This is a
"generic" run-time relocator. The
file generated with the RELGEN.ACT
program (with the ".GEN" extention)
must be merged into this program
with the editor Read function.
Position the cursor where instructed
and read in the file. Compile this
code but be sure that it is SET to
compile above the expected end of
YOUR program's target location.
Save this object code to disk and
go to DOS.

5) Using the DOS Copy command,
append the ".REL" file generated in
RELGEN.ACT, to the merged relocator
file saved in step 4. For example:

C
Copy from,to:
TEST.REL,AUTORUN.SYS/A

This assumes that you saved the file
in Step 4 as AUTORUN.SYS.

6) Finally, the appended file can be
loaded from DOS or named AUTORUN.SYS
as above for permanent applications.

If you have question, send E-Mail to:
  John DeMar 71066,337 on Compuserve
or leave a message on the ACE-BASE
BBS at (315)451-7747. Good Luck!

RELGEN.ACT#

MODULE ;RELGEN.ACT

;COPYRIGHT 1984, QMI, JS DeMar
;REV. 1.1, March 20, 1984

;OBJECT CODE RELOCATION GENERATOR for
;ACTION! compiled binary-load files.

;WARNING!!! This program requires
;four OPEN files simultaneously.
;Be sure that DOS is configured for
;this. With DOS 2.0, set $709 equal
;to at least 4, rewrite DOS and
;reboot.

;Requires the second file compiled
;at any even page increment higher
;than the first file, for example:
;$3000 and $3100.

;Generates a table of the locations
;that require relocating and saves
;it in a ".GEN" file in ACTION!.
;  The ".REL" file is the original
;object code with an origin of "0". 
;The actual relocator is compiled
;from the generic relocator source
;called "RELOC.ACT" merged with the
;".GEN" file generated here. Append
;".REL" file to that code and it
;will load and relocate to MEMLO.

DEFINE in1="1",
       in2="2",
       out1="3",
       out2="4"

BYTE abrt

;---------------------------------

PROC MyError(BYTE a,x,y)

IF y=170 THEN
  PrintE("ERROR File not found!")
ELSE
  Print("ERROR! ")
  PrintBE(y)
FI
abrt=1
RETURN
;---------------------------------

PROC Ferror()

BYTE t,clock=$14

PrintE("ERROR in Output filespec!")
t=clock-$80
DO
UNTIL t=clock
OD
RETURN
;---------------------------------

PROC EndIt()

Close(in1)
Close(in2)
Close(out1)
Close(out2)
RETURN
;---------------------------------

PROC Main()

CARD start1,start2,end1,end2
CARD offsets,offsete,i,count,hits
CARD test1,test2,old1,old2,old3,old0
BYTE x,z,j,wnum,d1,d2,
     sthigh

BYTE ARRAY fname1(18),fname2(18),
           fnameout1(18),fnameout2(18)

DO
PrintE("Relocation code Generator II   ")
PrintE("JS DeMar, 8/84")
PutE()
PrintE("Requires two code files compiled")
PrintE("with an offset of $0100.")
PutE()

Print("Filespec for code A >") 
InputMD(device,fname1,18)
PutE()
Print("Filespec for code B >") 
InputMD(device,fname2,18)
PutE()

Scopy(fnameout1,fname1)
SCopy(fnameout2,fnameout1)
j=1
IF fnameout1(1)#'D 
      OR fnameout1(0)<4 THEN
  Ferror()
ELSEIF fnameout1(2)=': THEN
  z=0
ELSEIF fnameout1(3)=': THEN
  z=1
FI
DO 
  x=fnameout1(j)
  j==+1
  IF x=$20 THEN
    EXIT
  ELSEIF x='. THEN
    EXIT
  ELSEIF j>fnameout1(0) THEN
    j==+1
    EXIT
  ELSEIF j>11+z THEN
    Ferror()
  FI
OD

fnameout1(j-1)='.
fnameout1(j)='G
fnameout1(j+1)='E
fnameout1(j+2)='N
fnameout1(0)=j+2

j=1
IF fnameout2(1)#'D 
      OR fnameout2(0)<4 THEN
  Ferror()
ELSEIF fnameout2(2)=': THEN
  z=0
  EXIT
ELSEIF fnameout2(3)=': THEN
  z=1
  EXIT
FI
OD
DO 
  x=fnameout2(j)
  j==+1
  IF x=$20 THEN
    EXIT
  ELSEIF x='. THEN
    EXIT
  ELSEIF j>fnameout2(0) THEN
    j==+1
    EXIT
  ELSEIF j>11+z THEN
    Ferror()
    EXIT
  FI
OD

fnameout2(j-1)='.
fnameout2(j)='R
fnameout2(j+1)='E
fnameout2(j+2)='L
fnameout2(0)=j+2

Print("Generation file = ")
PrintE(fnameout1)
Print("Relocation file = ")
PrintE(fnameout2)

Error=MyError
abrt=0
Close(in1)
Close(in2)
Close(out1)
Close(out2)
Open(in1,fname1,4)
Open(in2,fname2,4)
IF abrt=1 THEN 
  Close(1)
  Close(2)
  RETURN
FI
Open(out1,fnameout1,8)
Open(out2,fnameout2,8)

x=GetD(in1) ;throw away two $FF's.
x=GetD(in1)
PutD(out2,$FF)
PutD(out2,$FF)
x=GetD(in1)
PutD(out2,x)
start1=x    ;start addr of file1.
x=GetD(in1)
PutD(out2,x)
start1==+(x*256)
x=GetD(in1)
PutD(out2,x)
end1=x
x=GetD(in1)
PutD(out2,x)
end1==+(x*256) ;end addr of file1.

x=GetD(in2) ;throw away two $FF's.
x=GetD(in2)
x=GetD(in2)
start2=x    ;start addr of file2.
x=GetD(in2)
start2==+(x*256)
x=GetD(in2)
end2=x
x=GetD(in2)
end2==+(x*256) ;end addr of file2.

offsets=start2-start1
sthigh=start1/256
offsete=end2-end1


PrintDE(out1,"MODULE")
PrintD(out1,";For file ")
PrintDE(out1,fnameout2)
PrintDE(out1,"")
Print("Code starts at ")
PrintD(out1,"CARD start=[")
PrintCE(start1)
PrintCD(out1,start1)
PrintDE(out1,"]")
Print("   and ends at ")
PrintD(out1,"CARD finish=[")
PrintCE(end1)
PrintCD(out1,end1)
PrintDE(out1,"]")
Print("Compile offset was ")
PrintCE(offsets)

IF offsete#offsets THEN
  PrintE("Diferrent size files!")
  PrintE("ABORTED!")
  EndIt()
  RETURN
FI
PrintDE(out1,"")
PrintD(out1,"CARD ARRAY otable=[")
wnum=0
hits=0
count=0
FOR i=start1 TO end1
DO
  d1=GetD(in1)
  d2=GetD(in2)
  IF d1#d2 THEN
    hits==+1
    IF wnum=0 THEN
      PrintD(out1,"  ")
      Print(" ")
    ElSE 
      PrintD(out1," ")
      Print(" ")
    FI
    PrintCD(out1,count)
    Print(" ")
    PrintC(count)
    wnum==+1
    IF wnum>4 THEN
      PrintDE(out1,"")
      PrintE("")
      wnum=0
    FI
    d1==-sthigh
  FI
  PutD(out2,d1)
  count==+1
OD
FOR i=0 TO 2 
DO
  d1=GetD(in1)
  d2=GetD(in1)
OD
test1=d1
test1==+(d2*256)
IF test1>=start1 AND test1<=end1 THEN
  PrintDE(out1,"]")
  PrintE("]")
  PrintD(out1,"CARD hits=[")
  PrintCD(out1,hits)
  PrintDE(out1,"]")
  PrintDE(out1,"")
  Print("CARD hits=[")
  PrintC(hits)
  PrintE("]")
  PrintE("")
  PrintD(out1,"CARD runaddr=[")
  Print("CARD runaddr=[")
  test1==-start1
  PrintCD(out1,test1)
  PrintC(test1)
  PrintDE(out1,"]")
  PrintE("]")
ELSE
  PrintE("No Run Address! - ABORTED!")
FI
PrintE("")
PrintDE(out1,"")
EndIt()
PrintE("Finished!"")
RETURN

RELOC.ACT#

MODULE ;RELOCATE.ACT

;Run-time Relocator Code.
;For use with RELGEN.ACT
;COPYRIGHT 1984, JS DeMar
;Rev. 2.0, August 17,1984
;---------------------------------

SET 14=$6000
SET $0491=$6000
;---------------------------------
;The beginning of the relocator
;table and code should be higher
;than the end of the original
;compiled program. But, there must
;be enough space left for the table
;and the relocator code itself!
;---------------------------------



;---------------------------------
;Read the ".GEN" file above here.
;---------------------------------
;Compile this after reading in the
;".GEN" file above. Then append this
;code to the ".REL" file using the
;DOS C (COPY) command with /A after
;the filenames:
; PROGRAM.OBJ,PROGRAM.REL/A
;Then rename the ".REL" file to
;AUTORUN.SYS to run at boot-time.
;---------------------------------

PROC Relocate()

BYTE offset,memlohi=$02E8,x,y
CARD memlo=$02E7,i,j,top,entry
CARD POINTER p
BYTE ARRAY newplace

[$8E y $4E y $4E y $4E y $4E y]

newplace=memlo
newplace==&$FF00
offset=memlohi
i=memlo&$00FF
IF i#0 THEN
  newplace==+$0100
  offset==+1
FI

j=0
FOR i=start TO finish
DO
  p=i
  x=p^
  newplace(j)=x
  j==+1
OD

FOR i=0 TO hits-1
DO
  entry=otable(i) 
  newplace(entry)==+offset
OD
runaddr==+newplace
[$6C runaddr]


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