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On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 03:33:32AM +0100, Klaus Ripke wrote:
> not exactly, as it's not a library function, but a syscall
> (or really some small wrapper for it).

The point, in case you missed it, was that many C libraries do various
checking for invalid inputs, and that the degree of "you're on your own"
is a result of design choices, not the C language.

> For the kernel crashing is not a design choice (on non-windows systems).

As I said, the alternative is to segfault the application, not to crash
the kernel.

Glenn Maynard