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Subject[TRIVIAL] Warn users about machines with non-working WP bit
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From: Pavel Machek <>


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

--- trivial-2.5.30/arch/i386/mm/init.c.orig 2002-08-06 13:18:12.000000000 +1000
+++ trivial-2.5.30/arch/i386/mm/init.c 2002-08-06 13:18:12.000000000 +1000
@@ -397,7 +397,7 @@

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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