On Friday,  2 February 2001 at 20:10:10 -0800, Peter Wemm wrote:
> Robert Watson wrote:
>> crw-r--r--  1 root     wheel      78,   0 Dec 31  1969 pci
> This one may appear harmless, but it is not.  It is trivially easy to create
> an alignment fault (fatal on an alpha) with the userland pciconf tool.
> We must not allow this to be used by users until the kernel part is fixed.
> Eg: try this on an alpha: pciconf -r -l pci0:x:x 0x3 - ie: read a longword
> at byte offset 3 in configuration space.. kaboom!

This looks like a separate issue.  Presumably you can do this as root
as well.  pciconf should check the parameters.

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