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       ioperm - set port input/output permissions

       #include <sys/io.h> /* for glibc */

       int ioperm(unsigned long from, unsigned long num, int turn_on);

       ioperm()	 sets  the  port access permission bits for the calling thread
       for num bits starting from port address from.  If turn_on  is  nonzero,
       then permission for the specified bits is enabled; otherwise it is dis-
       abled.  If turn_on is nonzero, the calling thread  must	be  privileged

       Before  Linux  2.6.8, only the first 0x3ff I/O ports could be specified
       in this manner.	For more ports, the iopl(2) system call had to be used
       (with  a level argument of 3).  Since Linux 2.6.8, 65,536 I/O ports can
       be specified.

       Permissions are inherited by the child  created	by  fork(2)  (but  see
       NOTES).	Permissions are preserved across execve(2); this is useful for
       giving port access permissions to unprivileged programs.

       This call is mostly for the i386 architecture.  On many other architec-
       tures it does not exist or will always return an error.

       On  success,  zero is returned.	On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
       set appropriately.

       EINVAL Invalid values for from or num.

       EIO    (on PowerPC) This call is not supported.

       ENOMEM Out of memory.

       EPERM  The calling thread has insufficient privilege.

       ioperm() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs  intended
       to be portable.

       The /proc/ioports file shows the I/O ports that are currently allocated
       on the system.

       Before Linux 2.4, permissions were not inherited by a child created  by

       Glibc has an ioperm() prototype both in <sys/io.h> and in <sys/perm.h>.
       Avoid the latter, it is available on i386 only.

       iopl(2), outb(2), capabilities(7)

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