[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Jul 7 10:10:15 PDT 2004

On Llu, 2004-07-05 at 17:27, Jon Smirl wrote:
> But now we end up building everything twice on Linux since fbdev needs
> all of these things too. Then we have to spend time making the X and
> fbdev versions play nice together. Plus, X's PCI bus manipulations are
> in direct conflict with the Linux kernel.

The more can be pushed to user space the easier that gets. BTW I've been
looking at the PCI issue and there seems to be another lurking horror
which could cause corruption on big AMD64 boxes and in some other cases.
The BIOS emulation stuff (unless I've missed something
here which is possible as its a first scan) doesn't seem to revector
BIOS PCI conf1 access attempts via the kernel pci interface.

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