Memory Protection (Attributes)

Peter Dufault dufault at
Mon Dec 5 22:44:49 UTC 2011

On Dec 5, 2011, at 4:58 , Gedare Bloom wrote:

> My suspicion is that most users would not need memory protection, but
> there are definitely users who are interested in it (I know at least 2
> developers are rolling their own already, not including me), so I felt
> this is a good time to explore a general API for it.

I disagree - I think most users need memory protection but don't know it (map most code read-only, map certain task regions read-only except when the task is active, etc) and once it's easily available and the hardware supports it they will use it.

Peter Dufault
HD Associates, Inc.      Software and System Engineering

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