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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Allow /dev/{,k}mem to be disabled to prevent kernel from being modified easily
On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 12:32:18PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> bert hubert <ahu@ds9a.nl> wrote:
> >
> > +#if defined(CONFIG_MEMORY_ACCESS)
> > {1, "mem", S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR | S_IRGRP, &mem_fops},
> > {2, "kmem", S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR | S_IRGRP, &kmem_fops},
> > +#endif
>
> Well if you're going to do this, wouldn't it be better to force a segv and
> drop some messages in syslog?

problem with sigsegv is that it does not allow legitimate programs to choose
an alternate approach - the log entry would be nice though.

as one of the 'tastemasters', what are your thoughts on doing this
dynamically? The sigsegv option might be a dynamic option?

Thanks.

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