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Re: SEUL: SEUL duplicating efforts?

Cyberdyn wrote:
> On 16-Feb-98 Kevin Forge wrote:
> - -> Windows was written for the x86 and nothing else, It is entirely
> - -> dependent
> - -> on the x86 architecture for it's very survival.  It is thus "crippled".
> - -> Linux on the other hand can be compiled to run on anything ( from the
> - -> Beowulf dream machine with 20 CPUs to a Palm Pilot ).  In real life
> - -> what this means is that Windows goes through the BIOS for all device
> - -> access.
> - -> Linux on the other hand has it's own way of doing things that works on
> - -> just any machine ( with modifications ).  If Linux were to be modified
> - -> to
> - -> access devices the way Windows dose it would mean making Linux "become
> - -> Windows",  i.e... Less stability, less speed, less device independence.
> - -> If Linux gave GPFs I wouldn't use it.
> This is the root of my problem.  I know this to be a fact.  As a result it
> baffles my mind that we *can't* access memory locations to read the
> manufacturers copywrite and model info.
> I assumed this to be possible since drivers use addresses to access and pole the
> hardware.
> Are you just saying it is not possible in user space or it's not possible at
> all?
I'm saying it is not safe.  And making it anywhere close to safe will 
take more time than SEUL has.
: "Through the firewall, out the router, down the T1, across the
: backbone, bounced from satellite, Nothing but net."