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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] adjust /dev/{kmem,mem,port} write handlers
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    Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> writes:

    > On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 10:31 +0100, Jan Beulich wrote:
    > > The /dev/mem and /dev/kmem write handlers weren't fully POSIX compliant in
    > > that they wouldn't always force the file pointer to be updated when returning
    > > success status.
    >
    > should we instead just remove the /dev/mem and/or /dev/kmem write
    > handlers entirely?

    If you mmap it doesn't make any sense to not have read/write.
    And they are sometimes quite useful for debugging.

    -Andi
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