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SubjectRe: SVGA kernel chipset drivers.
On Sat, 1 Jun 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>
> On Fri, 31 May 1996, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> > > Unlikely. The difference between a library driver running with
> > > video ram mmap()'d (ie direct access) and io port access and a
> > > kernel driver is probably that the kernel driver is slower due
> > > to syscall overhead.
> >
> > Nope, the kernel can provide a framebuffer device in /dev that
> > programs can mmap. IO port access is less critical.
> >
> > The real reasons for such a driver are reliability and security.
>
> Could we PLEASE stop this framebuffer nonsense?
<snip>
> Linus
or bring this nonsense to linux-offtopic :)

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