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SubjectRe: [RFC] prevent "dd if=/dev/mem" crash
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 04:55:43PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> This code was conceived before my time and I don't recall seeing much
> discussion, so this is all guesswork..
> I'd say that the high_memory test _is_ superfluous and that if anyone
> cared, we would remove it and establish a temporary pte against the address if
> it was outside the direct-mapped area. But nobody cares enough to have
> done anything about it.

I've heard crash dump people mention it and am trying to convince them
to post their fix(es) here. =)


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