>> pushl $0xfffff000
> Because the number pushed onto the stack is a displacement, not
> an address, i.e., -4095. To have the address act as an address,
Not true. A ret(urn) is (sort of) equivalent to 'pop %eip'. The above
code would actually jump to address 0xfffff000, but probably be slow
since it confuses the branch prediction.
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