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    SubjectRe: T13 SPEC and how to READ IT......
    In <> Adam Sampson ( wrote:
    > On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 02:17:42PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
    >> So, there will still be ways to bypass Win98 or MacOS or whatever. When
    >> there is no 100% safe way that the OS can prevent
    >> RESERVED/ILLEGAL/whatever commands, why try to have the OS do it WHILE IT
    >> CANNOT 100% SUCCEED?

    > But there _is_ a 100% safe way: block raw access through other methods.

    Yeah ?

    > (Imagine an OS which ran everything under an emulated processor---it would
    > be easy to trap hardware accesses and validate them.)

    Trap - may be. Validate - hardly. Malicious IDE code is small enough to
    fit in boot sector. No how you'll distinguish good LiLo try to change
    boot sector from bad cracker ?

    > Linux is getting there; it's just not terribly convenient.

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