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SubjectRE: [RFC PATCH 00/16] PTI support for x86-32
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From: Nadav Amit
> Sent: 21 January 2018 23:46
>
> I wanted to see whether segments protection can be a replacement for PTI
> (yes, excluding SMEP emulation), or whether speculative execution “ignores”
> limit checks, similarly to the way paging protection is skipped.

That's made me remember something about segment limits applying in 64bit mode.
I really can't remember the details at all.
I'm sure it had something to do with one of the VM implementations restricting
memory accesses.

David

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