Subject: Re: Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) and NetBSD?
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-security
Date: 07/30/2005 14:24:21
On Jul 30, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Koen Victor wrote:

> "Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:
>> What is this Enhanced Virus Protection for BSD Unix?
>> Do we support this AMD feature?
> AMD Enhanced Virus Protection is a marketing friendly description of
> the non-executable bit NX. It's supported since NetBSD 2.0 and can be
> altered via the PROT_EXEC permission of mmap.

To clarify -- it's available only on NetBSD/amd64 (i.e. when running  
the chip in 64-bit mode).

Forgive me, but I'm not really familiar with the AMD Sempron... I  
guess that's an amd64 chip?

-- thorpej