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    SubjectRe: Direct access to hardware
    On Sat, Jul 22, 2000 at 01:06:44PM +0300, Ville Herva wrote:
    > On Fri, Jul 21, 2000 at 11:08:37PM +0000, you [Miquel van Smoorenburg] claimed:
    > > In article <cistron.Pine.LNX.4.21.0007211543460.12570-100000@anime.net>,
    > > Dan Hollis <goemon@sasami.anime.net> wrote:
    > > >On Sat, 22 Jul 2000, Ville Herva wrote:
    > > >> So, would it be feasible to make it possible to disable direct hardware
    > > >> access (/dev/mem, /dev/nvram, HD ioctls, what else?) completely in kernel
    > > >> config?
    > > >
    > > >I would certainly feel better if this were possible, in which case Andre's
    > > >patch would be more reasonable.
    > >
    > > It _is_ possible. Check out "capabilities".
    >
    > Whoops, excuse me for being stupid! Should have looked closer...
    >
    > But why on earth do we have this several-hundred-postings thread on this,
    > if it is already possible to disable all the raw access?
    >
    > Is it actually feasible? Which important or often used apps do need raw
    > access?

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