Kevin Brosius on Thu, 11 Oct 2001 14:04:25 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Postscript, Ghostscript, and pdf

gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

> >       Don't get me wrong, DPS was a VERY cool idea (in it's day)
> > and definitely helped Steve sell cubes & pizza boxes.  Unfortunately,
> > it's the wrong approach to the problem (IMO) since using a
> > programming language (PS) as your real-time screen display engine has
> > too much overhead and potential security issues.
> Huh. And giving a userland process access to your video card's DMA
> (and, by way of that, all memory), which anyone running XFree86 is
> doing, is better somehow?
> ;^>

Very few XFree86 drivers have access to DMA (and of the _one_ I can
think of, it only does that on Linux.)  What did you really mean to say?

Kevin Brosius

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