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Computers and self-modifying code

Post 1


I once accidentally wrote some self-modifying (operating system) code which was intended to read some data from disk. Unfortunately it modified itself so that it converted the operating system's "disk read" command into a "disk write" command.
*EVERY* subsequent disk read corrupted part of the file system, very rapidly making the whole system utterly worthless.

Oh how I laughed!!

Computers and self-modifying code

Post 2

Martin Harper

aren't computer bugs fun!? smiley - winkeye

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