Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Vojtech Pavlik (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 07:39:12 EST

On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 12:35:36PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > 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

It's still not very nice for userspace apps to touch hardware directly,
even if it's just BIOS memory ...

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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