Re: [patch -mm series] ia64 specific /dev/mem handlers

From: Andrew Morton <akpm_at_osdl.org>
Date: 2005-03-03 22:37:04
jes@trained-monkey.org (Jes Sorensen) wrote:
>
> This patch introduces ia64 specific read/write handlers for /dev/mem
>  access which is needed to avoid uncached pages to be accessed through
>  the cached kernel window which can lead to random corruption.

This patch causes hiccups on my ia32e box.

linux:/home/akpm#  /usr/sbin/hwscan --isapnp                       
zsh: 7528 segmentation fault  /usr/sbin/hwscan --isapnp
linux:/home/akpm#  /usr/sbin/hwscan --pci   
zsh: 7529 segmentation fault  /usr/sbin/hwscan --pci
linux:/home/akpm#  /usr/sbin/hwscan --block
zsh: 7530 segmentation fault  /usr/sbin/hwscan --block
linux:/home/akpm#  /usr/sbin/hwscan --floppy
zsh: 7533 segmentation fault  /usr/sbin/hwscan --floppy

strace ends with:

open("/proc/apm", O_RDONLY)             = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/dev/mem", O_RDONLY)              = 3
lseek(3, 1024, SEEK_SET)                = 1024
read(3, 0x50a080, 256)                  = -1 EFAULT (Bad address)
close(3)                                = 0
--- SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) @ 0 (0) ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++



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Received on Thu Mar 3 06:46:31 2005

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