My Views Regarding Kernel Vs. Userspace
jheim at math.wisc.edu
Fri Aug 10 12:59:27 EDT 2007
From: "Gene Collins" <collins at gene3.ait.iastate.edu>
> Hi Ace! No Speakup in user space wouldn't have been able to help you
> solve your problem. In my not so humble opinion, those who are whining
> about speakup not needing to be in user space are just full of it and
> don't have the technical knowledge to express such an opinion. Most of
> them still think from a Windows mind set where they are used to being
> told, "no, we can't give you access to that."
That is not true. If anything, the opposite is closer to the truth. Most of
the people who think speakup could reside entirely in user space are so
knowledgable that they don't need to see boot messages. There are other ways
of figuring things out like examining the logs.
My opinion is that while it may be theoretically possible to get along
without access to boot messages, it's not practical. Blind people already
have enough trouble competing for jobs and not having access to boot
messages would be a significant new hurdle to over come.
Also, to be fair, I don't think anybody on this list argued that blind
people don't really need access to boot messages except in terms of
suggesting alternatives. At least this is what I think the intention was.
And, after all, that is useful information to have.
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