Linux Kernel Now With AMD64 x86 NX (no execute) Bit Support

Posted by dave on Jun 6, 2004 11:40 AM EDT
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Ingo Molnar has announced the availability of the following kernel patch, nx-2.6.7-rc2-bk2-AE , which makes use of the 'NX' x86 feature pioneered in AMD64 CPUs and for which support has also been announced by Intel. (other x86 CPU vendors, Transmeta and VIA announced support as well. Windows support for NX has also been announced by Microsoft, for their next service pack.) The NX feature is also being marketed as 'Enhanced Virus Protection'. This patch makes sure Linux has full support for this hardware feature on x86 too.

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