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SubjectRe: [RFC 4/4] firewire: add mem1394
Andi Kleen wrote:
> BenH's firescope tool does this already using raw1394
> (I have it working now on x86-64 too). I dont quite see the point
> of adding another kernel driver for it though. This can be all
> done fine in userspace.

The point is to provide an interface like /dev/mem in order to use a
wider range of debug/ forensics/ hacker tools than specialized
libraw1394 clients. Sure enough, the benefit is small, but so is this
driver's code footprint.
Stefan Richter
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