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The Exec Shield patch was removed from the Debian repositories a few months ago. Where can I download the patch ?

I found this link but files are from 2006: Ingo Molnar link

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It would seem that recent kernels no longer necessitate this; It looks like it has been supercded (by PaX/NX bit?)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NX_bit#Linux

The support for this feature in the 64-bit mode on x86-64 CPUs was added in 2004 by Andi Kleen, and later the same year, Ingo Molnar added support for it in 32-bit mode on 64-bit CPUs. These features have been in the stable Linux kernel since release 2.6.8 in August 2004.

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