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Re: Anyone protecting the stack?

From: Kip Macy <kmacy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 21:16:59 -0700 (PDT)

I've seen it crash plenty of times, but I don't recall having seen it
crash the machine before. However, it could easily be the vmware drivers
themselves. They have to work across many OS versions so they could very
well have buggy interactions.


On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, David Rhodus wrote:

> On Thursday, September 18, 2003, at 09:15 PM, Kip Macy wrote:
> > Anything doing dynamic translation is going to need to generate and
> > execute code outside of its code segment. I don't know this for sure,
> > but probably even VMWare does this as there are a number of privileged
> > x86 instructions that don't trap.
> Have you seen VMWare crash a machine before, I have ? Now is says that
> it
> runs in using bits that segment it from the rest of the machine....
> -DR

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