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מבנה מחשב. תרגול 4 מבנה התוכנית. Introduction. When we wrote: ‘int n = 10’; the compiler allocated the variable’s memory address and labeled it ‘n’. In Assembly, we’ll do it ourselves. Our program is comprised of 3 parts: Data Segment Text (=Code) Segment Stack Segment. The Data Segment.

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מבנה מחשב

תרגול 4מבנה התוכנית

  • When we wrote: ‘int n = 10’; the compiler allocated the variable’s memory address and labeled it ‘n’.
  • In Assembly, we’ll do it ourselves.
  • Our program is comprised of 3 parts:
    • Data Segment
    • Text (=Code) Segment
    • Stack Segment
the data segment
The Data Segment
  • .data - start of data part of the code.
  • We can give each data item a label, for future reference, by writing:


  • Later the assembler will exchange the labels with actual memory addresses.
  • Every line must start with a ‘tab’.
the data segment1
The Data Segment
  • We must specify the type of each data item, e.g. byte, word, double. For instance:

counter: .word 15

  • In memory, it will look like:

00001111 00000000

  • The compiler will translate ’15’ to binary.
  • Remember “word” = 16 bit



the data segment2
The Data Segment
  • Example:


vec: .word 12089, -89, 130

avi: .word 72

  • So ‘vec’ is actually an array of words. Each item should be read as word, else it would have a different meaning.
the data segment3
The Data Segment
  • Another Example:


alice: .byte 3, 5 ,10, -7

bob: .byte 9, 20

  • In the memory it will be stored sequentially:

00000011 00000101 00001010 11111001 00001001 00010100







the data segment4
The Data Segment
  • Each variable type can store a signed or an unsigned value.
  • Therefore, byte, for example can store a value in the range: -128 – 255.
  • For simply allocating memory space we can use:

.space 10*4

for example (10*4 clearer syntax for 10 variables of size 4 - rather than 40).

the data segment5
The Data Segment
  • .section .rodata

means that from this point until .data or .text this section contains only read-only data.

  • Const, Global, permanent string data.
the text segment
The Text Segment
  • .text – start of the text part of the code.

for instance:


addl $20, %eax

the stack segment
The Stack Segment
  • We’ll use a stack, rather different then the “common” one.
  • We can read and write data anywhere on the stack.
  • But, for each procedure / function, we’ll add space in the stack in a LIFO manner.
  • The Stack Pointer (%esp) is a register pointing to the head of the stack.
the stack segment1
The Stack Segment
  • For example:


addl $-64, %esp

… (the procedure itself)

addl $64, %esp

the stack segment2

New %esp

New %ebp


The Stack Segment
  • Why did we add -64 (and not 64)?

Initial %esp


Data Segment

Stack Segment


Text Segment



Reserved for OS

the stack segment3
The Stack Segment
  • The Frame Pointer (%ebp) is used to store the contents of the stack pointer at the beginning of the procedure.
  • So if we’ll make an error managing the SP, we can recover its value, as it was when the procedure started.

* Must be saved (pushed) in the stack before changing them, and restored when the program\function ends.

** Do not count on them !!! ,Don’t put any valuable information in them if you are going to call a function from outside your program (like: printf ,scanf etc..)

program structure
Program Structure


l: … #all global data.

.section .rodata

k: … #all RO data such as string formats for printf.

.text #the beginning of the code

.globl main #defining the label “main” as the starting point.

.type main, @function #defining “main” as function.


pushl %ebp #saving the old frame pointer.

movl %esp, %ebp #creating the new frame pointer.

… #saving callee-save registers if needed

… #The program code

… #restoring callee-save registers if needed

movl %ebp, %esp #restoring the old stack pointer.

popl %ebp #restoring the old frame pointer.

ret #returning to the function that called us.

stack frame structure
Stack Frame Structure
  • The stack is used for:
    • passing arguments
    • storing return information
    • saving registers
    • local storage