Tue, 18 Jul 2000 08:40:36 +1000
>>>>> "NH" == Norman Hardy <email@example.com> writes:
NH> Yes. I was addressing those capability systems where the holder of a
NH> capability could not see the bits. The System 38 is like this. Seeing as
NH> how the capabilities are among the data, it hardly seems either
NH> partitioned or segregated.
Are you sure? I don't have the S/38 papers handy (working from home
today) but I seem to remember that it was actually possible for
unprivileged code to copy a cap, but the hardware would turn of the
capability bit then, converting it to simple data.
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