Bug#410480: linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-686: PAE breaks Pentium-M CPUs
The change from linux-image-2.6.18-3-xen-686 to linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-686
of enabling PAE prevents operation on Pentium-M systems and other 686 machines
that lack PAE.
The number of 686 class machines with >4G of RAM is extremely small, I expect
that they are significantly outnumbered by the non-PAE 686 machines.
Also for machines that support PAE a change to the Linux kernel in this
regard requires a matching change to the Xen hypervisor which makes
backward compatability difficult.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-xen-686
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)