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    SubjectRe: "Exception at ..." with 2.1.9 and 2.1.10 kernels

    On Sun, 17 Nov 1996 23:58:35 +0000 (GMT), you wrote:

    > Thats a pity cos he's right and you are wrong.
    > > the code, it says that it is copying from user-space to kernel-space for
    > > "efficiency." Exactly how is this a user problem? User code doesn't know
    > > about kernel space.
    > User code passed a garbage pointer to the kernel. The kernel didnt like that
    > and returned -EFAULT. The exception tracking is just debug stuff while this
    > bit of 2.1.x is polished up.
    > Alan

    Yes. I am wrong.

    It was a null pointer being passed. This does bring up a minor question of
    whether a null pointer should be handled here or higher up.

    Thanks for the info.

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