Subject: Re: Data abort fixup panics
To: None <Richard.Earnshaw@arm.com>
From: Ben Harris <email@example.com>
Date: 06/05/2001 11:19:17
On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> I've just noticed that the data abort handler fixups for early and late
> abort models will panic if given an instruction with write-back that
> updates, for example, the PC, or is some other UNPREDICTABLE instruction.
> This is bad news, since it means that a user can panic the machine simply
> by executing an unpredictable instruction in a way that will fault. We
> should raise SIGILL instead of panicing here.
This is true, or maybe we should exec /usr/games/rogue...
There should really be a regression test for that lot, as well.
Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portmaster, NetBSD/arm26 <URL:http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/arm26/>