AMD64 vs i386/x86

Odd iodine at
Thu Feb 18 15:22:09 UTC 2010

Chris Jones wrote:
>> Security benefits of the 64-bit kernel? What do you get from a 64-bit 
>> Linux kernel that you do not get on a 32-bit kernel?
> Someone in a previous discussion posted a link to a page that discussed 
> this, but I cannot find the link now, sorry. I'll have another look.

Must be the NX bit you are talking about. AMD implemented it in the AMD64
architecture first, but both Intel and AMD uses  in in their respective x86
architectures. also, afaik. Dunno what else it could be.


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