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    SubjectRe: Info about /dev/kmem required
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    On Fri, Aug 17, 2001 at 05:57:39PM -0400, Erik Mouw wrote:
    > 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.

    I think You can use /dev/kmem as an corefile for gdb. So it is possible to debug
    the linux kernel (of course read only :-)).

    Frank
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