Red zone (computing)
In computing, a red zone is a fixed size area in memory beyond the stack pointer that has not been "allocated". This region of memory is not to be modified by interrupt/exception/signal handlers. This allows the space to be used for temporary data without the extra overhead of modifying the stack pointer. The x86-64 ABI mandates a 128 byte red zone. The OpenRISC toolchain assumes a 128 byte red zone.
Notes and references
- "i386 and x86-64 Options - Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)". Retrieved 2011-04-10.
- "OpenCores Wiki - OpenRISC GNU toolchain". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
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