Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 18:52:58 EST

> > priviledged. /sbin/dmidecode executes slightly priviledged code which will
> > core dump not crash the box if it misparses the mapped table.
> You're thinking inside-out again. Sigh...user privileges. *User* privileges!

Its simple. If the sysadmin has decided the user can see the DMI data (which
is itself an open question since if you have the serial number you can often
use that alone to do really *irritating* things to university/workplace IT
people you don't like [1].

[1] like getting vendors to turn up and take it away because its "faulty"
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