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Re: NOW: Stay away from lshw! WAS: Retrieve hardware and modules info..

Sven Joachim wrote:
> You are shooting the messenger.  lshw is a userspace program, not a
> device driver.  If running it locks up your system, this is almost
> surely a bug in the kernel.

Userspace programs run as root, such as lshw, have access to the entire
machine memory, registers, and data busses, all of which can be used to
do arbitrary nonsense to the system, including crashing it.

see shy jo

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