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    SubjectRe: MSR support for x86
    On 28 Feb 1997, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > > This is an interesting suggestion :)
    > > If we implement this, it should be tightly secured since any user could
    > > mess around with the 2nd level cache. A possible application could be a
    > > CPU manager!
    > >
    > I think letting any non-root user messing with the MSRs or anything
    > like that is asking for trouble in a big way. /dev/msr definitely
    > should be a root-only device!

    I think you are definitely right. :)

    BTW, who is maintaining the /dev/MAKEDEV script? IMHO /dev/msr should be
    added to it with permissions set to crw-------.

    > -hpa

    Cheers, Stephan

    Stephan Meyer

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