Subject: Re: compartmentalization of kernel memory
To: Kamal R Prasad <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/09/2003 00:09:33
Thus spake Kamal R Prasad ("KRP> ") sometime May 2003!...

KRP> > The big problem with the "malloc in an area" stuff you're talking about
KRP> is
KRP> > that it's a cooperative thing, yet we're talking about an uncooperative
KRP> > problem. :-)
KRP> if there is a framework for driver writers to malloc() from a seperate
KRP> pool,
KRP> bad programming will be taken care of by the bounds checks.

Do we want "bad programming" to make it into the kernel in the first place?

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