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Re: __flush_cache_all() miscellany

To: Justin Carlson <justinca@cs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: __flush_cache_all() miscellany
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 19:23:55 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, ralf@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <1022713145.7644.363.camel@ldt-sj3-022.sj.broadcom.com>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On 29 May 2002, Justin Carlson wrote:

> This is true;  I hadn't thought about the cases of userland touching
> hardware directly.  Of course, I think these cases should be hunted down
> and eliminated (go framebuffer device!), but alas, if that ever really
> happens, it's not going to be soon.

 Userland drivers are justified in many cases, so they'd better not go
away.  Besides, not all display adapters are framebuffers -- do you want
an X server in the kernel???

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