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SubjectRe: driver location for platform-specific drivers
On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 01:17:44PM -0600, John Hesterberg wrote:
> For SGI's upcoming Linux platform (nicknamed Scalable Node, or SN),
> we have some platform specific device drivers. Where should these go?
> I see several precedents in the current kernels.
> [...]
> 2) Company (sgi) directory.
> There is already an sgi directory, strangely enough.
> I *think* this was meant to be a platform directory for the
> discontinued SGI 320/540 Visual Workstations. However, maybe

You are mistaken. The cruft in drivers/sgi mostly dates back to the
attempts on the SGI Indy platform to get SGI's IRIX X server *binary*
running under Linux (note that this work was NOT done by SGI).

The SGI Visual Workstation work was mostly done within the i386 arch
code; the framebuffer driver (sgivwfb.[ch]) was put in drivers/video;
and some other drivers had some modifications that were guarded
by CONFIG_VISWS or CONFIG_VISWS_HACKS. (There was also a project that
enabled multi-process accelerated/direct-rendered graphics on that
platform, but that code was never released due to the fact that the
project was killed the week it was demonstrated at SIGGRAPH'99.)

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