Mail Archives: djgpp/1995/11/10/06:19:02

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From: Charles Sandmann <sandmann AT clio DOT rice DOT edu>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: FInding when an address is illegal
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 1995 16:48:58 CST
Organization: Rice University, Houston, Texas
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To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Dj-Gateway: from newsgroup comp.os.msdos.djgpp

>   just now, they both ran through without faulting. Why?

I expect it depends on if you are running under DPMI or not.  V1.x 
without DPMI catches and faults addresses less than 4096, but does not
signal an error with DPMI.

V2.x (which is DPMI only) will catch and fault addresses less than 4096
if you are running under a DPMI with DPMI 1.0 extensions (ie CWSDPMI or
386MAX 7) - unless you set a flag to allow these accesses.  Under Windows
and most other DPMI providers you will not catch these addresses.

>   (3) If the variable `p' contains a Gnu C/C++ pointer value, how can the
> program find whether it is a valid address WITHOUT causing an error exit?

That's not an easy question, since you can set the protection on pages to
cause faults, and also set the limits on descriptors to cause faults.  It's
probably easier to just handle it with signals.

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