Re: [PATCH] Make LIST_POISON less deadly

From: Avi Kivity
Date: Mon May 19 2008 - 09:41:43 EST

Ingo Molnar wrote:
* Avi Kivity <avi@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

i'd suggest to add an ARCH_ILLEGAL_POINTER define instead, which defaults to zero and gets added to pointer-ish poison values. That makes it both simpler and also it does not need any include/asm changes because ARCH_ILLEGAL_POINTER can be set from the Kconfig space.

How much unmapped space do we have on i386 or other archs? The deltas added to ARCH_ILLEGAL_POINTER will have to be limited to that.

can we get away with having the offset default to zero, and all poison values remain unchanged if that? Then 64-bit x86 could just set the offset to 2^63 and we wont have to worry about 32-bit x86 at all ...

i.e. start small with this and only have an effect on 64-bit x86.

Sure, will post an updated patch.

error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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