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io.4freebsd

Langue: en

Version: 300240 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 4 (Pilotes et protocoles réseau)


BSD mandoc

NAME

io - I/O privilege file

SYNOPSIS

device io

DESCRIPTION

The special file /dev/io is a controlled security hole that allows a process to gain I/O privileges (which are normally reserved for kernel-internal code). Any process that holds a file descriptor on /dev/io open will get its IOPL bits in the flag register set, thus allowing it to perform direct I/O operations. This can be useful in order to write userland programs that handle some hardware directly. Note that even read-only access will grant the full I/O privileges.

In addition to any file access permissions on /dev/io the kernel enforces that only the super-user may open this device.

FILES

/dev/io

SEE ALSO

i386_get_ioperm2, i386_set_ioperm2, mem(4)

HISTORY

The file appeared in Fx 1.0 .
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