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Re: screen buffer in -current
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: screen buffer in -current
- From: David Norman <norny_(_at_)_yahoo_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 21:20:00 -0800 (PST)
--- Eduardo Augusto Alvarenga
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> An "option KEEPSCREENBUFFER=X" in the kernel (not GENERIC) would
> be nice to have.
Since the machine I'm complaining about has 1.25GB of memory, I'm not
worried about a few lines of text taking up kernel memory for a screen
buffer, nor would I be worried about a few kb taking up some kernel
memory on my 486. Being able to do a `ls` for a large directory and
switch between consoles without loosing the `ls` contents is worth it.
I guess I'm a minority with that opinion or I wouldn't even be writing
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