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Re: FYI newport abscon

To: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>
Subject: Re: FYI newport abscon
From: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 1998 00:39:37 -0400 (EDT)
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <19980802022907.05519@alpha.franken.de>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Sun, 2 Aug 1998, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
> yesterday I managed to bring up my Indy with the new console code riped
> out from 2.1.109. Today I've implemented new scrolling stuff for newport
> abscon, which will give us a really fast console. 

This is very, very cool, and much needed to go on with 2.1.x kernel
development.  

> My simple test program, 
> which does 1000 printf("\n") in a loop, gives me about 62000 lines/second
> on a 160x64 sized console. I also tried that program on my Dual P-233
> with a Matrox Millenium and got about 260000 lines/s on a 80x25 sized
> console (which is less than 1/5 the size of the Indy console).
> 

Well, this is very cool.  What kind of use is this?  aalib... man, that'll
be neat.  To hell with X when you have aalib.

Huge congratulations on the abscon stuff, Thomas.  

- Alex


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