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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.17 /dev/ports
    On Wed, 22 May 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > Anybody: if you've ever used /dev/ports, holler _now_.

    For me, "hexedit /dev/port" turned out being a pretty helpful tool for
    simple hardware analysis. Besides playing what-if games it's also
    sometimes useful for driver testing to trigger certain paths for example.

    Wouldn't it be worth keeping it opt-in (like CONFIG_NVRAM e.g.)?


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