Subject: Re: More on rcons performance woes: pmax profiling
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/02/1999 15:19:42
On Tue, 02 Mar 1999 14:48:24 -0800 
 Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> wrote:

 > >I think that speeding up the frame buffer consoles is actually very
 > >important as I found myself on my Multia ssh'ing in from a computer
 > >next to it, because the console was so slow.  (And a couple of
 > >friends have made similar comments.)
 > But, but...  we already support a window system. Why do you and your
 > friends want a second one, inside the kernel? :->.

I'm not sure console scrollback is worth it, but having a usable
console is a good goal.  (Duh :-)

R.C.... I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing your tga wscons blitter
code :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>