June 3, 2004

Linux: x86 No Execute Support

Ingo Molnar announced the availablity of support for AMD's NX, or "no execute" bit for the x86 architecture. Originally introduced by AMD
with their Athlon 64 and Opteron processors and marketed as Enhanced Virus Protection, Ingo notes that support for this new bit was also announced by
Intel, Transmeta and VIA.

Link: kerneltrap.org


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