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SubjectRe: GGI Project Unhappy On Linux
On Sat, Mar 28, 1998 at 01:55:33PM +0100, Alex Priem wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Mar 1998, Vagn Scott wrote:
>
> > There is a problem.
> > The Xservers are crashing systems.
> >
> > There is a solution.
> > Put the bare essentials into the kernel so that
> > Xservers can be written which don't crash systems.
>
> Yup. Instead of crashing Xservers, now you have crashing kernels.
> Big improvement.

Nope. There is 2 megs of Xserver to have bugs in. If anything of this
crashes hard (the server dies), the machine is in an unusable state. The
driver (whether in kernel or in Xserver) is just a .small. bit of this.

By moving the driver part off to kernel, all the crashes that are not
directly driver related would mean only Xserver shutting down and restoring
back to text mode (the restore would be done by kernel).

Vojtech Pavlik

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