Running on bare hardware

Chris Morgan chmorgan at
Sun Feb 6 14:05:27 PST 2011

On Feb 6, 2011, at 3:17 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied at> wrote:

>> (It is also a great pity that whoever designed the modesetting ioctls thought _u64 was a good type for all the pointer values.  Whoever designed the original ioctls used pointer types very successfully.)
> Why would you consider yourself even remotely qualified to make such
> a statement? it sounds like you are completely clueless to how ioctls
> work on Linux
> because I'm feeling generous, instead of calling you names, I'll just
> say 32 bit process on a 64-bit kernel.
> Maybe you should re-write your email above from a position of humility
> instead of unfounded arrogance.
> Dave

His email didn't seem overly arrogant to me. I'd actually be
interested in more info about how the issue and the differences in
opinion. No need to make the conversation into a pissing match.


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