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SubjectRe: Device Driver
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Igmar Palsenberg <maillist@chello.nl> SAID:

> > I take it then that you never use a hard drive in any of your systems on
> > the grounds that it contains non-open source firmware which may affect
> > the security of your system? ;) Tell me, what do you use to store all
> > those Linux applications on?
>
> Your ATA drive can't tell you kernel what to do. I've seen some nice
> modules that do very nasty things to your system, and I was suprised that
> it was even possible.
>
> For my own system : I don't care. But I can imagine that there are people
> out there that do care about these kind of issues.

Then let _them_ worry about it.
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