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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/10] Enhance /dev/mem to allow read/write of arbitrary physical addresses
Dne Pá 17. června 2011 11:30:32 Ingo Molnar napsal(a):
> * Petr Tesarik <> wrote:
> > This patch series enhances /dev/mem, so that read and write is
> > possible at any address. The patchset includes actual
> > implementation for x86.
> This series lacks a description of why this is desired.
> Are you aware of any legitimate usecases?

Looking back at the mail tread, I'd say there are people who have legitimate
usecases. However, this may not be the most important question. At the moment,
the /dev/mem interface is broken (it doesn't implement the specification
correctly), and my patchset fixes it.

If there are no technical objections, I'd like to ask for an Acked-by from all
involved people.

@Ingo: you can also send a patchset that rips off the /dev/mem driver
completely if you believe that would get through. I'm completely fine with
that, because then the /dev/crash driver will no longer be a semi-broken re-
implementation of an existing in-kernel driver, so I'll be able to post it as
a new driver.

But please make a decision either way.

Petr Tesarik
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