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It's Time To Say Farewell To MPX In The Linux Kernel

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  • It's Time To Say Farewell To MPX In The Linux Kernel

    Phoronix: It's Time To Say Farewell To MPX In The Linux Kernel

    We knew MPX support was on its way out of the kernel especially after GCC dropped its compiler-side support for it. It looks now like the Memory Protection Extensions support will be removed from Linux 4.21...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...l-Farewell-MPX

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    Not trolling, but:
    MPX support was introduced with Skylake processors and designed to offer better security by providing checks for pointer references at run-time to prevent possible buffer overflows.
    Does Rust partially or fully take care of this?

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