Re: Is this the ultimate stack-smash fix?

From: William T Wilson (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 18:14:49 EST

On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Jeremy Jackson wrote:

> Next, gcc doesn't generate any code which would be placed in the
> stack, nor does it generate any calls/jumps to the stack area.

Unfortunately, you can't count on this. Objective C, for one, requires an
executable stack.

While there have been "unofficial" patches (Solar Designer) to lock out
executing the stack for a long time, and it does work in most cases, this
isn't really doable as a general solution.

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