Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

Nathan Uno (
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 13:58:43 -0500 (EST)

On 25 Feb, Jes Degn Soerensen wrote:
> X different drivers means X times acceleration functions in the
> kernel or am I missing something here? (no it doesn't matter that one
> should only compile what one uses, its still in the kernel tree).

I'm not sure I see a way around having sources in the kernel tree.
Either you support a piece of graphics hardware, or you don't. If
linux wants to support graphics hardware, the drivers have to be in the
kernel tree. Is that a bad thing?

If it is, then adding hardware support to the kernel is ALWAYS a bad
thing. I know of very few pieces of hardware that EVERYONE wants to
use. Your logic seems to be that drivers that not everyone needs are
source bloat.

> Jes


Nathan 'Nato' Uno

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