Subject: Re: Put big hunks of the Xserver in the kernel?
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Scott Reynolds <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/25/1996 12:18:38
On Thu, 25 Jan 1996, Frank van der Linden wrote:

> In a Perfect World, the kernel should take care of the actual low-level
> device-driving, not the X server. Kernel bloat might be avoided by
> having a basic VGA driver in the kernel, and loading an LKM for the
> right video card once you need to get more out of it.

I'm inclined to agree with this.  I'm especially keen on the idea of 
using an LKM for drivers in order to minimize kernel bloat.

> The problem is, that it would be a big effort to keep track of all available
> cards. Currently, the XFree86 folks do it for us, I am not complaining ;-)

Yes, that is a problem, isn't it. :-(