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SubjectRe: Turn CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM in sysctl dev.mem.restricted
* Arjan van de Ven [2008-11-16 07:39]:
>
> On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 15:47:45 +0100
> Bernhard Walle <bwalle@suse.de> wrote:
>
> > While the original submission of CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM mentions that
> > the option has been in RHEL and Fedora for 4 years without problems,
> > that's only a half of the story. The truth is that at least RHEL
> > has /dev/crash exactly to circumvent that /dev/mem restriction. Don't
> > tell me that this is better than having that sysctl entry. ;-)
>
> I assume /dev/crash is read only

I don't know. But if that matters, why can't we make /dev/mem
write-only for certain areas and read-only for the rest ...?

> You either want this at compile time or you don't want it at all.

Why? You don't write something about my arguments (as Alan does, even
though I disagree), you only write that you "nak" it.



Regards,
Bernhard


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