[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Egbert Eich eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Tue Jul 6 04:45:12 PDT 2004

Keith Packard writes:
 > Around 15 o'clock on Jul 5, Egbert Eich wrote:
 > > We could probalby stick a large amount of this into the kernel and make 85
 > > to 90 percent of the users happy. The reason why I don't advocate this but
 > > instead suggest to try to do as much as possible from user land is that I
 > > don't want to make the other 10 to 15 percent unhappy by giving them the
 > > finger.
 > My position here is to avoid taking a position -- migrate the existing mode
 > selection logic behind a new API and get the X server running on top of 
 > that.  This shouldn't cause any portability regressions, and will offer 
 > individual driver authors the opportunity to experiment with different 
 > user/kernel partitions without forcing everyone to choose a single 
 > architecture.

When you are talking about kernel partition you tie yourself to a single
OS - not necessarily a single architecture. This is what worries me a little


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