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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] x86: cleanup of NX enabling
On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 03:28:17PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Posting this patch series for review; I intend to commit it to
> tip:x86/mm unless someone objects over the next few days.
> This came about based on Kees' original patch to give better dmesg
> information about the status of NX availability.

FWIW, I tested this stack of patches (in an earlier form) with the
following configurations and confirmed expected behavior:

- 64-bit, 64-bit noexec=off
- 32-bit pae with nx bit, x86_32 pae with nx bit noexec=off
- 32-bit pae without nx bit
- 32-bit non-pae

Acked-by: Kees Cook <>

Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team

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