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Re: [vox-tech] what is a bus error



Drivers don't access buses directly, but rather by reading from 
and writing to I/O or memory addresses, or by fielding interrupts.
So I think any "bus error" message is going to be hardware-specific.

However a "buss error" would pertain to "software".  ;-)

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

On Monday 07 January 2002 16:18, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> i did a google search, and found alot of conflicting answers.  some of
> them seemed to indicate that the precise definition of bus error is
> architecture dependent, but i find that hard to believe.
>
> i know what a segmentation violation is.
>
> but what exactly is a bus error?
>
> can anyone write a hello world type program that demonstrates barfing
> from a bus error?  i found some code that purported to produce a bus
> error on a sparc, but it didn't barf under linux.
>
> pete
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