Re: [linux-fbdev] Re: sbusfb changes are wrong

From: James Simmons (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 19:29:12 EST

On Tue, 9 May 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > DRI is design for low end hardware. Using DRI with high end graphics cards
> > is like putting training wheels on a porche. Why dumb down good hardware?
> > Doing so will ensure you will not get maximum performace.
> Rubbish.
> The original DRI was invented by SGI for high end stuff. The first Linux
> DRI was for the DMX cards - not exactly low end toys

I assume the original DRI you are talking about is what IRIX uses. This is
very different in design from DRI in linux. Linux DRI is designed around
the idea of userland locking since low end cards don't support context
switching. The orginal DRI has schedular hooks to handle the effects of
context switching on the video sub system. Their are other differences as

Q: Why did they deprecate a.out support in linux?
A: Because a nasty coff is bad for your elf.

James Simmons [] ____/|
fbdev/gfx developer \ o.O| =(_)= U

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