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SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.5 crash via /dev/port
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>   cat /dev/port
>
> and Linux crashes, i.e., it doesn't respond to any key combinations.

This is like telling dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/kmem
crashes Linux horribly. Root (or the one who has permissions to a couple of
important devices) can really destroy anything he likes or crash the system
in any way he wants.

Cheers,
Jakub
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Administrator of SunSITE Czech Republic, MFF, Charles University
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Linux version 2.2.5 on a sparc64 machine (3958.37 BogoMips)
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