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Olaf Buddenhagen
Day Sunday
Room AW1.105
Start time 13:00
End time 13:30
Duration 00:30
Event type Podium
Track Alt-OS
Language English
Porting KGI graphics drivers from Linux to GNU Hurd

GGI/KGI is a graphics driver framework, offering a clear seperation between actual hardware access and abstraction. The hardware access part was originally a kernel driver for monolithic UNIX kernels like Linux and FreeBSD. This talk is about porting that framework, to work with the hardware access part running as a userspace server process on top of the multiserver microkernel system GNU Hurd.

After a short introduction to GGI/KGI and Hurd architecture, this talk will dwell a bit on the interesting aspects of porting the kernel driver to run as a userspace process instead.