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Thread: Memory Protection Extensions Not Done For Linux 3.14

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    Default Memory Protection Extensions Not Done For Linux 3.14

    Phoronix: Memory Protection Extensions Not Done For Linux 3.14

    The Intel MPX support, a feature of next year's "Skylake" processors, isn't yet done for the Linux kernel but the early infrastructure work will land with the Linux 3.14 kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU3Nzc

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    It's amazing to see Linux getting support for hardware even before it has been released...

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    Has AMD a similar tecnology in the works?

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    This is certainly an interesting extension, but it sounds like it will need updates to the programming language itself (the syntax, not just the compiler) to benefit from it, mainly in regards to dynamically allocated buffers.

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    It still better then memory protection in OpenBSD

    http://aboutthebsds.wordpress.com/20...ot-truly-aslr/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    This is certainly an interesting extension, but it sounds like it will need updates to the programming language itself (the syntax, not just the compiler) to benefit from it, mainly in regards to dynamically allocated buffers.
    On the other hand, languages like Java that already do array bounds checking, just need a JVM change to offload that to the CPU.

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