On 19 September 2017 at 01:08, Florian Weimer <fweimer(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 09/19/2017 12:41 AM, Jeff Backus wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:54 AM, Florian Weimer <fweimer(a)redhat.com>
>> On 09/17/2017 06:30 PM, Jeff Backus wrote:
>>> Also, I wanted to let you know that we have decided to drop PAE support.
>> Does this disable direct NX support, too?
> Hmm.... Good question. Looks like it. I'm not very familiar with the
> no-execute stuff, but yes, I do believe it requires PAE.
Isn't this a rather significant feature regression?
Argh. This is an oversight on my part when bringing this as an option
from the kernel team. I was not aware that the NX was dependent on
PAE. The primary hardware that people were wanting all seemed to be
below 4 GB so having PAE didn't seem to be worth the overhead. I am
not sure if the OLPC desktops even have support for either NX or PAE.
The people with P-III or no SSE2 definitely don't have PAE.
Stephen J Smoogen.