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This relates to my earlier question about video overlay on the
framebuffer. In many cases, it might not be possible for the video and
graphics drivers to be the same, but they still have to use the same
display memory. Since the framebuffer driver is brought up right in the
beginning, I feel it would make sense for it to have some kind of memory
manager. Other drivers/application which require frame-buffer memory must
ask it for a block of memory. This will ensure that different drivers
don't acidentaly use the same memory region in the frame-buffer.
Is something like this already in place? If not, what do you think about
the idea? Any implementations already existing?
Thanks and regards
* sojan@... <sojan@...> on Tue, Oct 16, 2001:
> Is something like this already in place? If not, what do you think about
> the idea? Any implementations already existing?
Like your video question, this is a 2.5 issue, so you probably want to hang
around linuxconsole-dev for more info.