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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Add dev.mem.restricted sysctl
    On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 01:03:43 +0100
    Bernhard Walle <bwalle@suse.de> wrote:

    > When CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM is set, live debugging is not possible with the
    > crash utility (see http://people.redhat.com/~anderson). For distributors
    > who ship a generic kernel it's difficult: Disabling CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM
    > is possible, but in general the protection provided by CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM
    > is useful. However, live debugging should be still neceessary.

    Why not just turn strictmem off - as you've correctly demonstrated its
    completely useless and always was.

    A switchable configurable piece of turd is still at the end of the day a
    piece of turd.



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