|Summary:||`cat /dev/port` crashes system|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Kaiting Chen <Phoenixfire159>|
|Component:||[OLD] Core system||Assignee:||Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers <kernel>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Kaiting Chen 2006-10-23 16:22:09 UTC
Maybe you're just not supposed to do this, but I've never seen a dead crash like this on a Linux system. Try this. `su` to root and type `cat /dev/port`. At least it crashed my system.
Comment 1 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) 2006-10-23 16:53:06 UTC
Not here, but is kinda stupid anyway. If you want port access you can use ioperm() and inb/outb, and even then you can screw your system with ease. If you believe this is a real bug and can reproduce it on the latest development kernel then you should report it to the Linux kernel mailing list.