Subject: Re: Non executable mappings and compatibility options bugs
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Paul Kranenburg <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/21/2004 08:53:11
> On the other hand, if we don't do anything, we
> will have a lot of regression in binary compatibility options...

Including our own NetBSD 1.x a.out compatibility (on some archs)..

I ran into this a few weeks ago on sun4m/sparc but haven't had much time
to investigate. It looks though that the cause is a non-executable
map of's procedure jump table.