Re: Non-Exec stack patches

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 06:29:02 EST

> Well, there's also the case that (unknown if rumour or confirmed) there
> will be AthlonXPs based on the K8 core that do NOT run 64bit code.

Yes, you're right. Some HP laptops ship with such crippled chips.

> I would THINK they would include the NX bit but that's just a guess of
> course.

Most likely yes.

But who buys such crippled CPUs will have to live with that. Or do a patch.
NX support is mostly hype anyways, it doesn't give you much advantage.

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