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SubjectRe: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?
On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 12:35:36PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Further, binaries which grovel in /dev/kmem tend to have to be kept in sync
> > with the kernel; in-kernel code is fundamentally in sync.
>
> Disagree. Its reading BIOS tables not poking at kernel internals

It's still not very nice for userspace apps to touch hardware directly,
even if it's just BIOS memory ...

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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