What is overflow?

  • (noun): The occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity.
    Synonyms: runoff, overspill
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on overflow:

Stack Buffer Overflow - See Also
... Address space layout randomization Buffer overflow Call stack Computer security ExecShield Executable space protection Exploit (computer security) Format ...
Overflow - Other
... Sanitary sewer overflow, a condition whereby untreated sewage is discharged into the environment, escaping wastewater treatment Overflow (album), a 2006 album by Matt Maher ...
The Overflow Of Clancy
... The Overflow of Clancy is a poem written under the pseudonym "H.H.C.C" ... The poem is a parody of Paterson's Clancy of the Overflow ...
Stack Overflow (disambiguation)
... Stack overflow may mean A type of programming error Stack overflow, when too much memory is used on the call stack Stack buffer overflow, when a program writes to a memory address on the ...
Memory Safety - Types of Memory Errors - Buffer Overflow
... Buffer overflow is the most common way for an attacker outside the system to gain unauthorized access to the target system ... A buffer overflow occurs when a program tries to store more data in a buffer than it was intended to hold ... Since buffers are created to contain a finite amount of data, the extra information can overflow into adjacent buffers, corrupting or overwriting the ...

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Famous quotes containing the word overflow:

    Oh! that thy love might overflow my Heart!
    To fire the same with Love: for Love I would.
    But oh! my streight’ned Breast! my Lifeless Sparke!
    My Fireless Flame! What Chilly Love, and Cold?
    In measure small! In Manner Chilly! See!
    Lord, blow the Coal: Thy Love Enflame in mee.
    Edward Taylor (1645–1729)

    A man’s interest in the world is only the overflow from his interest in himself. When you are a child your vessel is not yet full; so you care for nothing but your own affairs. When you grow up, your vessel overflows; and you are a politician, a philosopher, or an explorer and adventurer. In old age the vessel dries up: there is no overflow: you are a child again.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)