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    SubjectRe: disk-destroyer.c
    On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Karen Shaeffer wrote:

    > Thank you for the nice summary. And, certainly the patch should be applied.
    > But you have described defective hardware. And despite the patch, it is still
    > possible for a malicious root to exploit this defective hardware. So, this
    > is ultimately a hardware manufacturer issue. A list of boards with the defective
    > disk controller chip should be released to the public, so consumers can be
    > aware of the problem and *NOT* purchase these controllers in the future.

    Assume no hardware has defects, it is an exploit against the ATA SPECS.

    Andre Hedrick
    The Linux ATA/IDE guy

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