Subject: Re: Patch to add console scrollback support.
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/04/2001 12:27:25
In message <> writes


>I considered mapping the frame buffer with a single giant page, 
>but the current mmap() interface does not lend itself to that.)

Have we *still* not fixed that?  years ago someone suggested a new
devsw entry (solaris-inspired?)  to allow mmap'ing a `segment' in one
fell swoop. Seemed like the right approach to me, allowed incremental
(port-by-port) updates, via a simple, MI wrapper which just iterated
over all pages in the range.

Were there actual problems with that, or was it just lack of