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Re: a small C program to test xdm's /dev/mem reading on your architecture

In article <m2n.s.17jFOA-000rFD@chiark.greenend.org.uk> Kusti writes:
>I believe the /dev/mem gets read only in systems where no /dev/(u)random

 Actually, the standard configuration is that /dev/mem is read.  The
code to read from /dev/(u)random isn't activated in any situation in
the standard upstream X distribution, and given that it contains an
error that stops it from compiling[1] I suspect that it has only ever
rarely been used.

 Obviously the correct thing to do is to shift to using /dev/(u)random 
by default.


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