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