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SubjectRe: SVGA kernel chipset drivers.
On Sun, 2 Jun 1996, Marcus Meissner wrote:

> ...
> > Maybe this is silly and there exist services that do exactly this, in
> > userspace, in a safe way, and as fast as a kernel trap. Sorry if so, but i
> > think many people dont see the way out [the GGI people for example].
> You can just use another selector/segment instead of the default datasegment
> just as WINE does? Ok, will only work on i386 and friends. ...
> (See modify_ldt system call.)

Which is no good. Linux should be as cross-platform as possible,
right? Then we need a uniform graphics API.

Jon Taylor = <> | <>
"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
Moderation is for monks." - Lazarus Long

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