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Subject[PATCH] TRIVIAL 2.5.12 WP security warning
Pavel Machek <>: Warn users about machines with non-working WP bit:

This might be good idea, as those machines are not safe for multiuser

--- trivial-2.5.12/arch/i386/mm/init.c.orig Wed May 1 17:15:10 2002
+++ trivial-2.5.12/arch/i386/mm/init.c Wed May 1 17:15:10 2002
@@ -384,7 +384,7 @@

if (!boot_cpu_data.wp_works_ok) {
- printk("No.\n");
+ printk("No (that's security hole).\n");
panic("This kernel doesn't support CPU's with broken WP. Recompile it for a 386!");
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