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Locality aware zeroing : exploiting both hardware and software semantics

Yang, Xi


Both managed and native languages use memory safety techniques to ensure program correctness and as a security defense. A critical element of memory safety is to initialize newly allocated memory to zero before making it available to the program. In this thesis I explore the performance impact of zero initialization and show that it comes with a substantial overhead. I also show that this overhead can be largely removed with new designs that exploit both the language semantics of zero...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d626b97cd1df
Access Rights: Open Access


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