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Re: Opterons and the NX flag.

Patrick Flaherty <patrick@activmedia.com> writes:

> According to the 2.6.8 change log, Ingo added support to boot smp
> opterons in NX mode.

That change only added NX support for i386 kernels running on
processors which support that bit.  It gets enabled if you configure
the kernel with CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G (which turns on PAE mode).

x86_64 kernels already had support for the NX bit, at least for a year


Juergen Kreileder, Blackdown Java-Linux Team

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