[ih] OOT: What is a stack?

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Mon Jul 30 20:56:16 PDT 2001

"Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim" wrote:
> Hello:
> I have no idea where to follow up this issue; hopefully this
> list is the best fit.

Actually, not so much.

The purpose of this list is to discuss issues of Internet
history. These are decidedly not Internet issues. Please
take the discussion to another list...


> James P. Salsman wrote on the IETF list:
> > Speaking of prevention measures, is there anything in
> > i386 architecture which can prevetn execution of code
> > on the stack, or is that exclusive to SPARCitecture?
> I am not familiar with SPARC, cmiiw, it uses 32 multipurpose
> registers with a sliding window. Therefore, what is exactly
> "prevent execution of code on the stack" ?
> Speaking of stack history, how many processors that actually
> call one of its register as a "stack pointer"? Intel 8XXX,
> Zilog, what else?
> How about PDP-11, does R5 count as a stack pointer?
> How about HP-1000, where a return address was stored
> in the front of a subroutine (Jump save address)?
> regards,
> --
> Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim - VLSM-TJT - http://rms46.vlsm.org
> - Hi! How are you? I send you this in order to have advice

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