NOSTK(2)	    UNIX Programmer's Manual		 NOSTK(2)


NAME
     nostk - allow process to manage its own stack (2BSD)

SYNOPSYS
     nostk();

DESCRIPTION
     Nostk informs the system that the process wishes to manage
     its own stack.  The system releases the stack segment(s) it
     has reserved, making them available for allocation (via
     brk(2)) by the user.

     C programs should use nostk only with great caution and
     understanding of the C language calling and stack conven-
     tions.  It is most useful for assembler programs that want
     to use the entire available address space.

SEE ALSO
     stack(5)

BUGS
     Nostk is unique to the PDP-11 and 2BSD; its use is
     discouraged.


Printed 11/26/99	  June 24, 1987                         1


 
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