Browse Prior Art Database

Simplified Checking for Real Addressing Errors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037019D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Groves, RD [+details]

Abstract

In a virtual address processor, any real addresses which are generated outside the bounds of installed real memory represent a fatal operating system error. Even so, processors have, in the past, designed this check to be reported as a synchronous error just like page fault or storage protection.