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    SubjectRe: 64bit port
       Date: Sat, 1 May 1999 11:11:21 +0100 (GMT)
    From: Alex Buell <>

    Ie. on loading of a binary could quickly scan it for illegal
    sequences and overwrite with NOPs, then execute it. Of course, this
    doesn't cater for things that does J-I-T compilation & execution

    You roughly have described how we hope to work around it.

    IRIX does something very similar to work around cpu lockup
    bugs on early MIPS r4k parts.

    David S. Miller

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