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From Eddie Epstein <eaepst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: NPE from ArrayFS.get method
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:34:20 GMT
The possible checks to confirm an FS reference is valid for a target CAS:
1. check if the CAS containing the FS reference is a valid view in the
target CAS.
2. see if 0<FSaddr<top_of_FSheap for target CAS
3. if #2 is valid, see if FSheap[FSaddr] is a valid Type code

As said, still not a 100% guarantee.

Not sure if all paths to setting an FS-ref go thru one place where
such checks could be easily done. If so, pretty easy to implement and
then one could do some comparative performance tests to see how much
of a penalty is introduced.

Eddie

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