Intel MPX Skylake ISA

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at
Fri Sep 26 05:23:44 PDT 2014

On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Matthew Dillon <dillon at> wrote:
> Really unlikely.  A better solution is to eventually migrate away from
> languages like C which do not do bounds-checking of pointers.  These
> hardware solutions are non-portable and Intel in particular tends to create
> a real mess for backend implementations with their ad-hoc 'solutions'.

Had a look at the ISA pdf and the current feature set of MPX isn't as
promising as I thought - let's see what a future revision of MPX brings.

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