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SubjectRe: Break 2.4 VM in five easy steps
At 11:27 pm +0100 6/6/2001, android wrote:
>> >I'd be happy to write a new routine in assembly
>>
>>I sincerely hope you're joking.
>>
>>It's the algorithm that needs fixing, not the implementation of that
>>algorithm. Writing in assembler? Hope you're proficient at writing in
>>x86, PPC, 68k, MIPS (several varieties), ARM, SPARC, and whatever other
>>architectures we support these days. And you darn well better hope every
>>other kernel hacker is as proficient as that, to be able to read it.

>As for the algorithm, I'm sure that
>whatever method is used to handle page swapping, it has to comply with
>the kernel's memory management scheme already in place. That's why I would
>need the details so that I wouldn't create more problems than already present.

Have you actually been following this thread? The algorithm has been
discussed and at least one alternative brought forward.

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