Re: bug in kernel
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 12:01:55 EST
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005, Evgeniy wrote:
Here is a simple program.
I think that it should be an error : Null pointer assignment, like in windows.
But in practise it is not so.
It is an error. It will wait <forever> until you enter the [Enter]
key (it's reading from STDIN_FILENO). Then it will return -1 which
means there was an error, the error code in errno is 14 (EFAULT)
or "bad address".
You can configure user-mode code to "seg-fault" upon receiving
such an error. It can print a nasty message and leave a worthless
core file in your directory.
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.11 on an i686 machine (5537.79 BogoMips).
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