Estimate depth of call stack without symbols

Published: 25/02/2020
Estimate depth of call stack without symbols
Source: REVERSEENGINEERING.STACKEXCHANGE.COM

Assume we’re on an x86-64 machine and that we have read-access to the state of a program at a given instant, but we don’t have debugging symbols; in particular, we can read the program’s address space and the registers. Is it possible to reliably determine the depth of the call stack? Under which assumptions (e.g., calling conventions)? By the depth of the call stack I mean the number of call inst

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