[linux-elitists] Fun with processors

Jason Spence jspence@lightconsulting.com
Tue Feb 3 11:31:49 PST 2004

I'm putting together a presentation on frame pointer spoofing (to fake
backtraces) for both attackers and defenders for a thing I'm doing.  I
want to have a wide variety of stack pictures for the discussion, but
all I have so far are OS X, the usual x86 calling conventions, IRIX,
and Solaris.

Question: what does the stack look like before and after a procedure
call on less common platforms, like PA-RISC, AIX, or BSD/MIPS?

I keep seeing hints that the prologue code on weird platforms spooges
the floating point registers and other stuff all over the stack in
addition to the return instruction pointer, but I can't seem to find
official docs which confirm this.

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