[Frugalware-devel] i686 and PAE.

Marius Cirsta mforce2 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 20:27:43 CEST 2011

 From what I've read there most distros don't enable PAE by default
but instead have a separate kernel package to provide a PAE enabled

 I'm still against including PAE by default into the kernel and don't
really see big benefits in doing this. The way I see it Frugalware on
x86 runs very well as it is today and this might cause problems which
given the limited resources available could be a problem.

 In my opinion let's just leave it as it and worry about more important things.

On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 8:42 PM, James Buren <ryuo at frugalware.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 06:26:05PM -0500, James Buren
>> <ryuo at frugalware.org> wrote:
>>> Would it be wise to enable PAE on i686 if it is not already done? Just a
>>> thought of something for 1.5.
>> What are your arguments for it?
>> Here are mines against it:
>> - it's slow
>> - it affects systems where PAE is not needed
>> - show me a system with 4G of RAM whose CPU is not 64bit-capable
> Supposedly, it is required to enable the NX bit on x86. On x86_64, it
> isn't necessary. The NX bit is supposedly a "security feature". Here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NX_bit
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