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SubjectRe: [patch] Re: Framebuffer...Why oh Why???
On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Timothy Covell wrote:
> When X11 locks up, I can still kill it and my box lives. When
> framebuffers crash, their is no recovery save rebooting. Back in 1995

When your SCSI driver crashes, their is no recovery save rebooting.
When your IDE driver crashes, their is no recovery save rebooting.
When your Ethernet driver crashes, their is no recovery save rebooting.
...

If a frame buffer device crashes, it's a bug in the frame buffer device driver
(unless the kernel got `tainted' by a user space application with root
privileges that messed with the graphics card without the frame buffer device
driver being aware of that).

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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