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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Add dev.mem.restricted sysctl
> Well, I think that option makes sense to protect the system
> from processes that *accidentally* read/write to the wrong memory
> location (like the X server that always runs as root).

Older X drivers very carefully only map the memory they need. They also
unmap and remap as well as using iopl/ioperm ranges to avoid such
accidents. Newer ones are all DMA command chains and stuff so it won't
make one iota of difference.



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