CHERI Frequently Asked Questions*

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This is a living document with frequently asked questions regarding Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions (CHERI). The document aims to help people get started with experimenting with CHERI hardware-software stacks, including Arm Morello and CHERI-RISC-V.


We encourage anyone interested in improving this document to make contributions to it, e.g. by adding a new question or extending an answer. See How can I contribute to this document? for more information.

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