Subject: Re: Is this kernel fault OK?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 06/26/2003 17:19:33
> No, userland tools should never be able to crash the kernel (other
> than root deliberately scribbling in kmem or something similar).
I once tried to define what it is about things like
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mem
that exempt them from the "userland should never be able to crash the
kernel" dictum. I never really got anywhere. Any thoughts?
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