Subject: Re: PostgreSQL
To: None <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/03/2006 09:31:45
Curt Sampson wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> What if it's doing a write across a page boundary, and the second page
>> isn't there?
> That's been solved for a long time, since the 6502. The you just wrap;
> write the bytes for the second page to the beginning of the initial page.
> :-)
> (My understanding is that the even the 65816 still does this, unless you
> explicitly turn it off, for compatability reasons.)

Huh? Atleast the VAX don't do that, and I would say that such a design 
would be so broken as to be not usefel. It's not appreciated if the CPU 
decides to go and write somewhere I didn't ask for...

But for a VAX it's perfectly okay to get a pagefault in the middle of an 


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