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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: /dev/bios - flash rom bios driver
Hi!

> I don't like that idea very much as it wouldn't map the hardware to a
> simple logical model. IMHO that is exactly what a hardware driver should
> do. Imagine such stuff would be done with the SCSI drivers. Ok, it is much
> more dangerous for the hardware to do a cat /dev/zero >/dev/bios than
> cat /dev/zero >/dev/sda, but in both cases the system is a) unusable and
> needs reinstall/repair and b) can be quite easily repaired.

What about simply not installing /dev/bios by default, or making it
400 by default? That way writing into bios would require chmod 600
/dev/bios even for root.

Pavel
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