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Re: Enabling linux kernel jit compiler from dumpcap?
From: Guy Harris <guy () alum mit edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:22:28 -0700


On Aug 23, 2013, at 1:01 PM, Réczey Bálint <rbalint () gmail com> wrote:

FreeBSD has a different implementation AFAIK

The first implementation was the WinPcap one, for x86-32 or IA-32 or whatever you want to call the 32-bit version of 
x86.

The FreeBSD people picked that one up, added x86-64 support, and, if I remember, didn't bother to cite the WinPcap 
folks (Loris Degioanni was a bit annoyed at that, as I remember).

Both have BSDish licenses, which probably got in the way of adopting them for Linux, so I suspect the Linux 
implementation is independent (just as its implementation of the BPF interpreter is different).

and covers fewer architectures.

Linux's JIT also handles PPC, although, as POWER/PowerPC/Power ISA has fixed-length instructions, it's apparently not 
vulnerable to the attack mentioned in the post Jakub cited.  If they decided to support S/3x0-64^Wz/Architecture, that 
*would* be vulnerable (as would 68k and VAX, among others).
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