Re: [PATCH] VT: Restore VT fonts on switch

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 16:58:19 EST

On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 15:39:44 -0400
Matthew Garrett <mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Not all X drivers save and restore fonts on text VTs. Add code to the
> kernel to explicitly save and restore them on VT switches.

Please explain why this cannot be done by HAL.

Please further explain the use of lock_kernel and why you think that is
sufficient and safe.

For bonus points explain how the behaviour of the kmalloc failing is


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