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Re: Is this a bug in libc6?

Avery Pennarun <apenwarr@worldvisions.ca> wrote:

> On Sun, 12 Apr 1998, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> Personally, as a programmer myself, I much prefer to work on a system that
> gives up consistently when I do something wrong.  That's what segmentation
> faults are all about.  It would be _easy_ to tell the kernel "don't kill
> tasks if they write to random memory locations."  That's what DOS and Win16
> did -- and you end up with random memory corruption that's virtually
> impossible to debug.

It *is* easy to tell the kernel, "don't kill this task if it writes to
random memory locations".


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