Proposed addition of malloc_size_np()

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Mar 28 12:52:39 UTC 2006

In message <20060328124200.GB90303 at gurney.reilly.home>, Andrew Reilly writes:

>> This is not merely segmentation, this is object oriented memory.
>I really think that this is something better handled in
>software, as is done by JVM and CLI, these days.

Well, if hardware could do the "full job" in an efficient manner,
that would be the ideal way to do it, because even software bugs
in the operating system would not put the system at risk.

Unfortunately hardware can't, so we're left with software trying
to fend as best it can...

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