Subject: Re: port-i386/2830: SIGBUS is inappropriate for VM protection violations
To: Mike Long <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/11/1996 07:54:01
On Fri, 11 Oct 1996 04:10:10 -0400 (EDT) 
 Mike Long <> wrote:

 > >Description:
 > 	The i386 port raises SIGBUS when a process attempts to modify
 > a read-only page, instead of the more appropriate SIGSEGV.  This
 > behavior makes SPICE core dump, because it tries to determine the data
 > segment size by probing memory <shudder>.

This has been fixed in port-1.2 -current, which, as noted on current-users
yesterday, will be available this weekend.

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