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Subject[PATCH 0/1] Implement /dev/byte (a generic byte source similiar to /dev/zero)

I don't know if this patch qualifies for inclusion into the mainline kernel, but
maybe someone else would be interested in such, so I'm posting it here.

The main idea for that device was to have a source for 0xff to clear FLASH based
devices. And to make it more generic, I've added the possibility to change the
default value on a per file descriptor basis.

I don't want to discuss if such a device makes sense or if such should be done
in userspace only. I like it as a device, otherwise I wouldn't have written it.
So besides this message, I will not take part in such a discussion.


Alexander Holler

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