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Re: Xorg, libpciaccess and /dev/mem


From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Xorg, libpciaccess and /dev/mem
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:16:00 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

address@hidden, le Fri 12 Mar 2010 15:09:01 +0100, a écrit :
> > > > Maybe in the meanwhile we should alias mem and iopl in the gnumach
> > > > kernel, so already installed hurds can run Xorg (and the name
> > > > "iopl" doesn't sound so good to me to replace mem :)).
> > > 
> > > Yeah, I actually mentioned on IRC that probably the best fix is
> > > renaming the kernel device...
> > 
> > And break existing code that uses it?
> 
> No, not necessarily. I totally agree that flag days are bad, and
> aliasing would be good for the transitional period. I meant the end
> result only here :-)

Ok :)

I've added the mem device to GNU Mach and the aliasing in the Debian
package.

Samuel




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