Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 07:35:36 EST

> binary may have bugs, security holes, race conditions etc; it may be
> hacked post boot (no so easy to do to the live kernel image), etc

Just like the kernel, only the binary is a little less dangerous. Hacking
live kernel images is trivial also btw. There are tools for it.

> Further, binaries which grovel in /dev/kmem tend to have to be kept in sync
> with the kernel; in-kernel code is fundamentally in sync.

Disagree. Its reading BIOS tables not poking at kernel internals
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