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



Hi Branden,
On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 01:20:33AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> The X Strike Force is trying to determine for which architectures it's a
> bad idea to read several megabytes of data sequentially from /dev/mem,
> because this is exactly what XDM currently does when generating an
> XDM-AUTHORIZATION-1 cookie.
xdm as of 4.2.1-3 still let's the kernel on mips oops. I assume it's
still the issue of reading blindly from /dev/mem. Do you have any
further plans regarding this issue?
Regards,
 -- Guido

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