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Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 17:42:02 +0200
From: "Eli Zaretskii" <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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Subject: Re: Checking for stack overflow
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> Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 14:35:31 +0200 (EET)
> From: Esa A E Peuha <peuha AT cc DOT helsinki DOT fi>
> 
> Gcc apparently allows to define freely what instructions are used to
> allocate space from the stack.  Since we have a fixed stack size, it
> would be good to check esp againt the stack limit every time it's
> changed.  However, this needs two global symbols in crt0.o; one a
> variable to hold the current stack limit (equal to ___djgpp_stack_limit
> when esp points to application stack and equal to exception_stack when
> that is used), and the other a routine to jump to when the stack is
> overflown (which would print "out of stack" and exit since there's
> nothing else it can do).

Why not jump to __djgpp_traceback_exit instead?

> These symbols would need to be implemented
> first (preferrably before the 2.04 release), and gcc changed later to
> use them.  Does that sound like something worth doing?

I don't think we should have this working by default, only given some
switch to GCC.  Stack checking is a run-time overhead, so we shouldn't
force it on users, IMHO.

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