>> They only leaked information when you edited documents while running
>> the word processor on a toy OS that didn't zero newly allocated
> um pardon, but does your libc zero newly allocated memory?
I don't know about libc, but my kernels do. All of them...
> and why should it, praytell? force a performance hit on everyone, when
> it could just be left to the application to do it?
It is a security requirement. Applications cannot be trusted.
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