Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

Alan Cox (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 22:31:11 +0000 (GMT)

> How long until gigabit ethernet has all the kinks worked out of it? Let's

About 3 months. Its usable about now, the spec is as good as set in stone.

> >Existing hardware on all Linux supported platforms barring SGI. Nobody
> >else has hardware video contexts.
> How long until 3D Labs and E&S catch up? Assuming they haven't already.

I was under the impression that if they do SGI sue them for patent violations
actually. The closest PC equivalent I can figure is secondary surfaces on the
few cards that do it usably.

> >So the PC case is always going to be
> >2 (not 3) times as bad - I can compute in my mitshm object thanks
> Not without making sourcing the data from shared memory an API requirement.
> Or dynamically checking on every API entry whether the data come from
> mitshm. Bleh.

It makes it messier yes, but any bang the metal api will be foul

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