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SubjectRe: Topic for discussion: OS Design
On Sun, 22 Oct 2000, Dwayne C . Litzenberger wrote:

> Then I start hearing about khttpd, something that (ideally)
> should go in user space,

> hardware drivers are rejected (PCSP is my example, but what if
> some other device is as kludgy as the pcsp? Will it be rejected
> too?)

PCSP isn't in the kernel because the DRIVER was kludgy.
Khttpd is in because it isn't...

If you really want a driver for the PC speaker in the
kernel, why don't you show your commitment by writing one
which isn't kludgy ?

> Patches for features I want are a nightmare.

You may want to consider fixing them. If you're capable of
making statements regarding the achitecture of the whole
system, surely you'll be able to do such a simple task as
cleaning up device drivers?

> My complaint is from a user's point of view. This particular
> user wants software-suspend, pcsp, reiserfs, USB, and agpgart.
> This user also wants a smooth GUI, a mouse pointer that doesn't
> flinch under load, and a small enough system that he won't have
> to be swapping all the time (not entirely kernel's fault). All
> these things are reasonable.

Send patches.


"What you're running that piece of shit Gnome?!?!"
-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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