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The x86_64 DOS hole

The x86_64 DOS hole

Posted Feb 4, 2010 2:45 UTC (Thu) by NCunningham (subscriber, #6457)
Parent article: The x86_64 DOS hole

Typo in 6th to last paragraph:

This hackery allowed SET_PERSONALITY() to be called before the point of new return

should be "no return", methinks.

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The x86_64 DOS hole

Posted Feb 4, 2010 16:04 UTC (Thu) by xav (subscriber, #18536) [Link]

Moreover, I was confusing by the spelling of "DoS": an all-caps "DOS" made me think of some kind of dosemu trouble.

The x86_64 DOS hole

Posted Feb 14, 2010 21:49 UTC (Sun) by efexis (guest, #26355) [Link]

oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! It all clicks into place now, I was thinking it was some issue to do with the initial 16bit mode that the system boots up into before switching over to 32/64bit and read the article effectively as a seperate entity to the title as it's obviously nothing to do with that *lol* I hadn't even conscously realised I'd done it but yeah... makes sense now even if I didn't realise it wasn't making sense before. Gotta love how brains work.

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