Honneywell multics? from panels. the inline phots in this message folks -smecc

David Bridgham dab at froghouse.org
Wed Mar 16 09:17:02 CDT 2016

On 03/16/2016 09:55 AM, Mouse wrote:

> As for buffer overruns, the point there is that a buffer overrun
> clobbers memory addressed higher than the buffer.  If the stack grows
> down, this can overwrite stack frames and/or callers' locals.  If the
> stack grows up, all it can overwrite is locals for the current frame
> and unused stack space.

If the stack is in its own segment, you get to use the segment
protection hardware to catch overruns.

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