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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add user taint flag
    On Mon, 22 May 2006 15:35:48 BST, Alan Cox said:
    > On Llu, 2006-05-22 at 16:14 +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > > we should then patch the /dev/mem driver or something to set this :)
    > > (well and possibly give it an exception for now for PCI space until the
    > > X people fix their stuff to use the proper sysfs stuff)
    > /dev/mem is used for all sorts of sane things including DMIdecode.
    > Tainting on it isn't terribly useful. Mind you this whole user taint
    > patch seems bogus as it can only be set by root owned processes so
    > doesn't appear to do the job it is intended for - perhaps Ted can
    > explain ?

    Taint on write to /dev/mem, perhaps? I don't think DMIdecode needs to
    scribble on /dev/mem, does it? (Figure if a userspace program runs OK
    on a recent Fedora or RedHat kernel, it doesn't need to scribble on /dev/mem
    too much, because the vast majority of it is lopped out via a patch....)
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