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Re: Anyone protecting the stack?

From: Pedro Giffuni <giffunip@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 23:54:54 -0500

Hiten Pandya wrote:
. ..

>         ... I am understanding right and per the research I have done
>         previously on non-exec stacks, it seems JIT compilers and the
>         new Perl interpreter do not support this, although, I maybe a
>         little outdated on this information.
>         If it can be done without harming any functionality, it will be
>         great!

The OpenBSD guys claim they only had problems with Emacs and that they found a
workaround. Yes the JIT Java may be a problem, but the feature can be

The i386 case is a hack, but even so, it's still worth it: there are many
environments where you don't need a JIT compiler. I understand the NetBSD
people are waiting for the new binutils update before they go into deeper

About VMware, well... I just double boot, it's a lot faster.


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