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Old April 1st, 2007, 02:43 AM
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Default Questions about the pointer registers

I'm a new learner of assembly language. When I learned about the pointer registers of Intel IA-32 processors, I've got the questions below:

1)In Intel IA-32 Platform, the processor usually have EBP as "Stack data pointer" and ESP as "Stack pointer", what's the difference between these two registers?

2)I have read the assembly source below:
pushl $buffer
pushl $output
call printf
addl $8, %esp
Why add 0x8 to register ESP after call "printf"?

Can anybody do me a fever? Thanks.