Re: Why is Device3Dfx driver (voodoo1/2) not in the kernel?

From: Jason McMullan (
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 23:28:52 EST

Alan Cox <> wrote:
> Because it lets anyone crash the machine by feeding a Voodoo1 garbage. To
> get something like that into the kernel I suspect would involve
> - Making sure glide is using the fifo
> - Writing a parser for packet1-packet5 commands to verify they
> are valid
> then voodoo would be safe for user direct access.

        Better stop that this minute Alan! You're starting
to sound like those old KGI people, with their 'safe kernel
drivers for video' spiel... ;^)

Jason McMullan, Senior Linux Consultant
Linuxcare, Inc. 412.432.6457 tel, 412.656.3519 cell,
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