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Re: Xorg, libpciaccess and /dev/mem

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Xorg, libpciaccess and /dev/mem
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:33:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net, le Mon 15 Mar 2010 03:16:23 +0100, a écrit :
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 12:16:00AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > I've added the mem device to GNU Mach and the aliasing in the Debian
> > package.
> Great :-)
> BTW, do you think it would be a good idea to rewrite programs opening
> the iopl/mem device directly, to use /dev/mem instead?...

If a program opens iopl/mem device directly, it is Hurd-aware. Since
/dev/mem is not the long-term plan and should be replaced by a more
hurdish mechanism, I'd just let them as they are, and only change them
once there is the hurdish mechanism.


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