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SubjectRe: Info about /dev/kmem required
On Fri, Aug 17, 2001 at 07:29:08PM +0530, Milind wrote:
> I wanted some info about ' /dev/kmem ' file with respect to following
> 1) What this file contains?

>From Documentation/devices.txt:

1 char Memory devices
1 = /dev/mem Physical memory access
2 = /dev/kmem Kernel virtual memory access

> 2) Who writes into this file?

Normally nobody does, though it can be used to patch up a running
system (in theory).

> Reply at the earliest.

I'm sorry, we're not a helpdesk.


J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw, Information and Communication Theory Group, Department
of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
Delft University of Technology, PO BOX 5031, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
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