Re: trampolines

H. Peter Anvin (
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:23:12 -0700 (PDT)

> Sorry, to ask a stupid question, but what exactly *is* a trampoline ?
> (re no-exec stack)

A short snippet of code that starts up another, typically after
setting or modifying parameters.

As far as I understand it, the difference between a thunk and a
trampoline is that a thunk is static, whereas a trampoline is
generated at runtime.