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SubjectRe: Generic VESA framebuffer driver and Video card BOOT?
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On Iau, 2004-10-14 at 21:46, Kendall Bennett wrote:
> a way to spawn a user mode process that early in the boot sequence (it
> would have to come from the initrd image I expect) then the only option
> is to compile it into the kernel.

There is exactly that in 2.6 - the hotplug interfaces allow the kernel
to fire off userspace programs. Jon Smirl (who you should definitely
talk to about this stuff) has been hammering out a design for moving
almost all the mode switching into user space for kernel video.


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