[lkml]   [2005]   [Oct]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
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.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-10-11 22:57    [W:0.033 / U:6.720 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site