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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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