On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 11:05:42AM -0500, Jerone Young wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-08-18 at 17:51 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > >
> > > By the way -- from what I've seen of this NX/XD discussion so far, it
> > > sounds like even if CPUID says that NX/XD is supported, and you set
> > > the EFER.NXE bit, the BIOS can still cause this to be ignored! Is this
> > > true and, if so, what will happen if you try to use NX/XD anyway?
> > > i.e., will the bit be ignored, or will its use cause a page fault?
> > I don't think that can happen. When NX is disabled or not there it
> > doesn't appear in CPUID.
> Ah but it does:
Your example confirms what I said.
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