On Mon, 2010-09-06 at 21:37 +0200, Michael Opdenacker wrote: > Package: wnpp > Severity: wishlist > Owner: Michael Opdenacker <email@example.com> > > > * Package name : devmem2 > Version : 1.0.0 > Upstream Author : Jan-Derk Bakker <firstname.lastname@example.org> > * URL : http://www.lartmaker.nl/lartware/port/devmem2.c > * License : GPLv2 or later > Programming Lang: C > Description : Simple program to read/write from/to any hardware address > > devmem2 can be used to access physical addresses > in your system, when allowed by the kernel. > It releaves you from having to access > /dev/mem by yourself with a C program, and > allows for quick experiments with the hardware > from the command line, before implementing a > real device driver. This is a quick hack, too trivial to deserve a package. A more useful tool would be one that allows you to define named registers and fields in the various spaces they may exist (memory, I/O, PCI config space, indirect...). I've written and used something like that in my day job - though it wasn't general enough to attempt to release. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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