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SubjectRe: Linux Buffer Overflow Security Exploits
On Thu, 4 Mar 1999, Martin Mares wrote:

> > And how do you use more than 4 gigabytes of RAM on these boring Intel
> > boxes _without_ segmentation? ;)
> > [... and don't say "ram drives" - unless you have a new meaning for that ;)]
>
> The answer is "You don't want to do this". Using >4G of RAM on a 32-bit
> CPU is brain-damaged.

Still I think this brain-damage has already been implemented somewhere...
maybe even at the brain-damage center at redmond ;)
... and it definitely was implemented for 32-bit memory addressing on 16-bit cpus ;)

Even another question: What are the current memory limits for x86 Linux (2.2.x) ?
(ram, swap, address space?)
... pointers to information about the kazillion resource limits and
extending/circumventing/wotever them would be appreciated too ;)


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