lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1999]   [Jun]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Migrating to larger numbers
Hi!

hpa (?) is '> >'.

> > You have the completely wrong idea what a device driver is! XF86_SVGA
> > is a device driver! gpm is a device driver (mouse driver.)
> > magicfilter/ghostscript is a device driver (printer driver.) Neither
> > belong in the kernel.

Actually, gpm is probably going to be trashed and replaced with kernel
approach (because in-kernel input drivers mean better sharing
etc.). XF86_SVGA already has its fbcon counterparts (like
creatorfb).

> > Things belong in the kernel if they *have* to be there. Not otherwise.
> > This implies the need for a coherent, *USER SPACE*, setup for managing
> > devices. Bootup devices are somewhat a special case, of course, but
> > that doesn't change the fundamentals.
>
> In that case, let's start ripping drivers out of the kernel. And
> filesystems too (except ext2fs). Use podfuk (sp?). And take out autofs
> and knfsd. These things *can* be done in user space.

Podfuk needs coda to work, so leave coda in. And yes, do that -- I
want someone testing podfuk ;-). [But... It would have horrible
performance consequences for cases like accessing huge files on VFAT.]

Pavel
--
I'm really pavel@ucw.cz. Look at http://195.113.31.123/~pavel. Pavel
Hi! I'm a .signature virus! Copy me into your ~/.signature, please!

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:52    [W:0.093 / U:6.744 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site