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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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