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    SubjectRe: Possible security hole? [was: verify_area(...) possible problem]

    > > This is a known problem, it is pretty much similar to what happened under 2.0
    > > for all all architectures, not just the i386 and one of reasons for the new
    > > user space access stuff introduced from 2.1.4 on. Now that only the 386 is still
    > > affected just nobody bothered because on the 386 there are other funnies left
    > > which may make running a system used by possibly hostile users a bad idea.
    > s/386/some very early stepping 386, which are only a small fraction
    > of the existing 386ers/.
    > So it is really not a big problem.

    Afaik, even very modern 386s contain popad bug which allows any user
    to lock processor hard. There is even check for that bug in asm/bugs.h
    (by me :-).

    PS: My amd 386/40 certainly has popad bug.
    I'm really Pavel
    Look at ;-).

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