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RE: [Xen-devel] virtualGraphicCards

To: "Daniel Hulme" <dh286@xxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] virtualGraphicCards
From: "Retzki, Sascha [Xplain]" <sascha.retzki@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 17:45:05 +0200
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> Exactly, so you support the first option Mark mentioned. The second
> option is that we shift the boundary higher up than that: the domU
> has a special X driver that, instead of writing the data to a gfx
> packages it up in whatever way for the backend driver in dom0 to look
> later. This is probably an easier way to do it -- we only have to
> interface to X calls, rather than having to pretend to be a whole
> graphics card, with VESA and everything -- but strikes me as being
> almost cripplingly platform-specific.

X is not the center of this world. If it is, something is wrong.
I think VESA, VGA, other (better, newer) protocols are way better. They
are more generic, and thus *can* be supported by other Operating
Systems. Despite that X is on another "layer" (layer as in OSI, just for
graphics cards ;-))...

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