[ILUG] Windows 98 Replacement?
typedef at eircom.net
Sun Mar 6 23:57:29 GMT 2005
Conor Wynne wrote:
>>Quoting Conor Wynne (weeboy at conorwynne.com):
>>>Think its win9x your thinking of. Which is why the system had to be
>>>finger saluted if the display got corrupted. This did not happen with
>>No, he _is_ thinking of NT4. The graphics drivers had to be moved into
>>ring zero (kernelspace) during the beta cycle to restore performance to
>>acceptable levels, compared to NT 3.51 and prior, which ran the graphics
>>subsystem (more sensibly) in userspace.
> Ah yes, its coming back to me now, and yes I have heard those same
> arguments aswell. Good man.
It's might be worth noting that people who use monolithic kernels, don't
have an abundance of leeway in criticising a decision to move something
non-ring0 to ring0.
For shame : Graphics drivers in ring zero.
Thank god in Linux/BSD land we run our file system drivers, network
drivers, schedulers, ... in userspace...
/runs for the hills
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