Michael Shmulevich wrote:
> Carsten Langgaard wrote:
> > I have a few questions about user applications.
> > When a new user process is started will its user space be cleared by the
> > kernel or is there a potential leak from an older user process ?
> Usually it is defied by the loader. If the data section contents is set to
> LOAD, then the contents of the section will be loaded from disk (no leak),
> if not -- whatever values left i nmemory will be there, or exactly, the
> virtual page of some other proccess that was swapped out or ended.
> > What about the registers values, are they cleared for each new user
> > application or will it simply contain the current value it got when the
> > user application is started ?
> It depends on the context switch algorithm of the processor, I think.
> > How can you flush the data and instruction cashes from a user
> > application ?
> As far as I understand, ASID must take care of it. It contains unique IDs
> per process virtual space, so that even
> though virtual addresses may be found in TLB, their ASID will be different,
> causing TLB miss and probably page fault.
My problem is that I want to make self-modified code, so I need to flush both
the instruction and data cache.
> > /Carsten
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