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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86: Allow disabling of sys_iopl, sys_ioperm
On Thu, 14 Jul 2011 13:34:53 -0700
Mike Waychison <> wrote:

> In some build environments, it is useful to allow disabling of IO
> accesses to hardware, without having to rely on CAP_SYS_RAWIO (which is

And others include mmap and the tty driver and the PCI config space
(various devices can be manipulated via pci config space to do I/O cycles)

It strikes me that

a) you can do this with a security module
b) its rather incomplete

and as such you don't need kernel hacks to do it because everything you
want is already there.


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