bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Sat Mar 4 14:53:01 CST 2006
Eric J Korpela wrote:
> On 2/23/06, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
However, paging frees
>>the programmer from worrying about organizing things in segmented fashion
>>(and having to deal with selectors)--what is seen is simply a huge linear
>>address space (Usually CS=DS=ES=FS=GS and nobody changes them).
> And we're still paying for this brain dead choice with buffer and
> stack overrun exploits. Whoever was the nitwit that decided to make
> data and stack pages should be accessible through the code selector
> and code should be accessible through the data selector should be
> tarred and feathered.
I suspect this was to give 8080 compatable programing.
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