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SubjectRe: Direct access to hardware
On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Stephen Frost wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, James Sutherland wrote:
> > The proper interface will allow the very small handful of utilities which
> > need to bypass these checks (to update firmware or whatever) to do so,
> > while preventing other access.
> The proper interface... You mean like the nice clean interface
> we currently have that will just be cluttered up by these attempts to
> filter it?

There is NOTHING "nice [and] clean" about the current abomination of "do
everything in userland, however stupid". In the long term, it won't be
"cluttered up", it will be removed and replaced by a sane interface which
doesn't require the keys to the universe just to change the drive
powersave settings.


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