Re: vga text console

From: Antonino A. Daplas
Date: Tue Aug 15 2006 - 02:09:28 EST

On Mon, 2006-08-14 at 22:09 -0400, James C Georgas wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-15-08 at 09:54 +0800, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
> > > If I define CONFIG_EMBEDDED, is that going to change the behaviour of
> > > other subsystems, or does it just enable more options?
> > >
> >
> > It basically opens up a lot of config options. It may also disable a few
> > incompatible options (ie, CONFIG_DEBUG_VERBOSE), and enable a few. It
> > will require that you know exactly what options need to be turned on or
> > off.
> Oh. That actually sounds like it could be a lot of fun. I'm a big fan of
> the Minimal Kernel.
> I'm kind of surprised that the VGA console can't be built as a module,
> like the other console drivers in the kernel can be. Is this on purpose,
> or is it just that nobody has gotten around to it?

It's possible to make vgacon modular, the changes required will be
minimal. It would seem that nobody ever had a need for it, so that was
never done.


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