Re: non-executable stack (via PT_GNU_STACK) not being enforced
On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 05:29 -0500, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 11:10 +0100, Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> > And it might be non-obvious, but some CPUs (e.g. the one in my
> > not-so-old laptop) don't support PAE, so making the default kernel use
> > PAE would make debian unbootable on them.
> Because it's too hard to have ubiquity run a script that checks if the
> processor supports PAE and then enable it by default if it does, right?
Sorry, I didn't check the list, not Ubiquity. Not enough coffee in the
world this morning, I thought this was Ubuntu lists >.>
Also to add, the benefits of NX on PAE far outweigh those of not having
PAE, unless it's found that there are a significant amount of users on
Debian who do in-fact use old /old/ hardware.
With it recently being found that Linux is in-fact more popular than Mac
OS X it might be best to start forcing some sort of basic security on
users so they don't get had easily?