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IOPERN(2)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 IOPERN(2)



NAME
       ioperm - set(7,n,1 builtins) port input/output permissions

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h> /* for libc5 */
       #include <sys/io.h> /* for glibc */

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

DESCRIPTION
       Ioperm  sets  the  port  access(2,5) permission bits for the process for num
       bytes starting from port address from to the value turn_on.  The use of
       ioperm requires root privileges.

       Only  the  first  0x3ff I/O ports can be specified in(1,8) this manner.  For
       more ports, the iopl function must be used.  Permissions are not inher-
       ited  on  fork,  but  on  exec(3,n,1 builtins) they are. This is useful for giving port
       access(2,5) permissions to non-privileged tasks.

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

RETURN VALUE
       On  success,  zero is returned.  On error(8,n), -1 is returned, and errno is
       set(7,n,1 builtins) appropriately.

ERRORS
       EINVAL Invalid values for from or num.

       EIO    (on ppc) This call is not supported.

       EPERM  The calling process has insufficient privilege to  call  ioperm;
              the CAP_SYS_RAWIO capability is required.

CONFORMING TO
       ioperm is Linux specific and should not be used in(1,8) programs intended to
       be portable.

NOTES
       Libc5 treats it as a system call and has  a  prototype  in(1,8)  <unistd.h>.
       Glibc1  does  not  have  a  prototype.  Glibc2  has a prototype both in(1,8)
       <sys/io.h> and in(1,8) <sys/perm.h>.  Avoid the latter, it is  available  on
       i386 only.

SEE ALSO
       iopl(2), capabilities(7)



Linux 2.6.6                       2004-05-27                         IOPERN(2)

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