Re: nops in virtual pc x86

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Sep 12 2008 - 19:16:32 EST

David Sanders wrote:
And even stranger, the same program won't run on the host OS because of data execution prevention.

Not strange at all. It means Virtual PC just doesn't handle the NX bit right.

I reported the problem to Microsoft, they say they are aware of it and working on a resolution.

Virtual Server 2007 fixed some of these issues (over VS 2005, which had the same problems.)

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