Re: non-executable stack (via PT_GNU_STACK) not being enforced
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On 10/14/2010 02:15 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> Like, going and buying a better computer? I have no problem booting my
> mums computer with PAE and NX (and it's almost 5 years old now ~ built
> with heavily proprietary hardware from Dell) Don't blame the kernel for
> your hardware.
There is not only issues of legacy hardware but virtual machines. I
signed up for the RHEL 6 beta. Downloaded my copy and fired it up in
virtualbox, only to find that it failed to boot, because virtualbox did
not support PAE.
I am not sure if other virtualization solutions would also have issues
with this. However, virtualbox is likely more popular in a desktop
environment where you are more likely to have an i386 host.
> You must also be a politician or news anchor on the side too. Taking
> things out of context and replying out of context. Always pro to do so,
> that way you can subjectively reply.
That may have been somewhat out of context, but from my experience on
#debian IRC, many uses do still run on hardware. I saw two different
people this week wanting to install debian via floppy for example.
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