Subject: Re: X server as a Unix system process
To: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/14/1997 15:57:00
On 14 Jul 1997 23:58:02 +0200
email@example.com (Matthias Scheler) wrote:
> I doubt that. Compare the NFS performance of Linux (userland NFS) with
> the one of NetBSD (kernel NFS).
You're comparing two very different things... File systems typically
involve passing a lot of data around... whereas things like the X
server really put their data (the image) directly onto the hardware.
Given how X works (command and event packet oriented), I don't really
see much value in putting the server in the kernel...
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
NASA Ames Research Center Home: 408.866.1912
NAS: M/S 258-6 Work: 415.604.0935
Moffett Field, CA 94035 Pager: 415.428.6939