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Re: Why *are* the kernels monolithic?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Why *are* the kernels monolithic?
- From: Gabriel Ebner <ge_(_at_)_gabrielebner_(_dot_)_at>
- Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 16:36:09 +0200
Damien Miller wrote:
> Try running a Nvidia or ATI or one of many other cards on
> Linux without using a binary module.
s/binary module/non-free module/.
The only binary module (sort of) for linux that I know of is pwcx
(decompression module for Philips webcams). And even that isn't
distributed as a module, but as non-free object file to be linked with a
bit of glue into a kernel module.
Both NVidia and ATI non-free drivers ship with kernel module source to be
compiled by the user. The binary-only part about them are the userspace
Gabriel Ebner - reverse "ta_(_dot_)_renbeleirbag_(_at_)_eg"
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