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SubjectRe: using segmentation in the kernel
Brian Gerst wrote:
> Jonathan M. McCune wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
> Why send the kernel back to the 2.0 days? There is no valid reason for
> doing this with they way x86 segmentation works, which is why it was
> done away with in 2.1.
>

But with segmentation you can set code to be read-only,
disallow execution from stack, separate modules so that they
will not affect kernel and more...

The main problem with segmentation is that it is x86 specific...

Best Regards,
Alon Bar-Lev.
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