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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] video:uvesafb: Fix oops that uvesafb try to execute NX-protected page
    On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:01:36 +0800
    Wang YanQing <> wrote:

    > Ok! I try to check pcibios_enabled first, but get some opposition by Alan Cox,
    > but I want to make thing work and fix the oops, so I choice the simple way to
    > check the (__supported_pte_mask & _PAGE_NX) instead of to check this variable plus
    > pci kernel boot parameter, pci mmconfig works or not, and more, and more. It is not
    > the best method, but it works and maybe all will feel happy.

    Okay let me ask the obvious question - why is it not the best method ?

    Apart from adding a helper in the includes for the arch code of

    static inline is_nx_enabled(void)
    return !!(__supported_pte_mask & _PAGE_NX);

    is there anything else it lacks ?

    Yes ideally we'd set the relevant ROM areas executable, but for a simple
    fix is there anything else that's a problem with it ?


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