Proposed addition of malloc_size_np()

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Mar 28 09:55:05 UTC 2006

In message <20060328091153.GC961 at>, Peter Jeremy writes:

>In an ideal world, a pointer would be an [address, size] pair (or even
>[size, address, type] tuple) so that any the bounds (and type) can be
>verified by anything that wants to.  (The iAPX432 tried this).

The first computer to actually _do_ this was Linn's "Rekursiv" computer,
which had the microcode manage in-memory objects, including swapping
to/from backing store.

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