View Full Version : It's official, if you run a 32-bit PAE kernel, you are "perverse"

July 24th, 2008, 04:13 AM

"So if you had PAE enabled _and_ a recent enough CPU to have NX, but not
recent enough to be 64-bit (or you were just perverse and wanted to run a
32-bit kernel despite having a chip that could do 64-bit and enough memory
that you _really_ should have used a 64-bit kernel), you'd get various
random program failures with SIGSEGV. It ranged from X not starting up to
apparently OpenOffice not working if it did."

-Linus Torvalds

(I've been saying this since at least late 2006) :lolflag: