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Re: clearing the screen -> framebuffer insanity



On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 11:54:52AM -0500, Jason Wojciechowski wrote:
> Nathan E Norman (nnorman@incanus.net) wrote:
> 
> > Note that some people (like Linus) say that anyone who runs a
> > framebuffer console is insane.
> 
> Why?

Because it's slow and hacky and if you have hardware VGA you're much
better off using it.  If nothing else, scrolling fb consoles disables
interrupts for a _very_ long time, which destroys your latency.

-rob

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