Re: [PATCH] [2.5.21] CyberPro 32bit support and other fixes

From: James Simmons (
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 17:53:05 EST

> Why is the pseudo palette used anyway?

Its a fast way for the console to grab the proper console index color to
draw to the framebuffer. Otherwise we have to regenerate the color all the
time. Plus it is always endian code for us :-)

> There's no speed benefit and
> applications running in true/direct color would look wrong.

For userland no but for the kernel we do have a benifiet.

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