[Frugalware-devel] i686 and PAE.

CSÉCSY László boobaa at frugalware.org
Sat Apr 23 21:08:29 CEST 2011


2011.04.23. 19:42:04-kor James Buren írta:
> > 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
Er, I'm totally newbie at this topic, but I simply don't get how NX relates to 
PAE. NX is just a totally unrelated topic, so let's not mix things up more 
than needed – and correct me if I'm wrong.
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