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SubjectRe: Reading /dev/mem by dd
On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:49 +0000, "Alan Cox" <> wrote:
> > In this case, the problem seems to be access over /dev/mem to stuff the
> > kernel is already taking care of. Certainly "as safe as possible" does
> Which is often what is desired - eg debugging driver stuff.
> > not have to mean making /dev/mem useless for whatever good uses it has.
> It does. Plain and simple.

Is that the only valid use of /dev/mem, or even its main use?

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