Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 08:10:07 EST

"Eric S. Raymond" <> said:

> What? Perhaps we're talking at cross-prorposes here. What I'm proposing
> is that /proc/dmi should be a world-readable /proc file with the property
> that
> cat /proc/dmi
> gives you a DMI report. No root privileges or SUID programs needed.
> Surely that would be an improvement on having to run Arjan's dmidecode as
> root or requiring it to be SUID.

You seem to assume that in-kernel code is automatically safe...

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