UNIX V7

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jun 11 16:09:52 CDT 2009


On Jun 11, 2009, at 4:52 PM, Kirn Gill wrote:
> Graphics hardware on a server becomes useful if the server needs to be
> fixed.

   *A console* on a server becomes useful if the server needs to be  
fixed.  That console being a bit-mapped framebuffer with megabytes of  
software required to support it adds huge amounts of complexity to a  
debugging situation.  Bad idea.  This is why the very beefiest of  
servers still have very simple serial consoles.

              -Dave
>


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Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL




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