[Xcb] [PATCH] Use recv(2) instead of read(2).
jamey at minilop.net
Thu Apr 22 21:18:06 PDT 2010
On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Alan Coopersmith
<alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> wrote:
> Jamey Sharp wrote:
>> The X protocol is only usable over sockets anyway,
> System V machines have long supported streams & pipe based transports
> as well as sockets.
> Solaris currently supports X11 connections over TCP sockets,
> Unix domain sockets (/tmp/.X11-unix/*) and named pipes/fifos
> (/tmp/.X11-pipe/*). The only other recently active OS that
> had transports such as these I can remember is SCO, but libxtrans
> is littered with older bits for HP-UX and AIX and the like.
Oh. This is why I asked. :-)
Is that a NAK to the patch? Or does recv work for those transports on
those systems? Or does nobody care about those transports any more?
I guess the true version of my note is that nobody has implemented
support in XCB for opening a connection over anything but a socket,
and that means when libX11 is built --with-xcb it doesn't support
non-sockets either. We also don't have code to call
XauGetBestAuthByAddr without a struct sockaddr.
As Solaris starts shipping Xlib/XCB, are we going to get a patch for
named pipe support?
Are Solaris named pipes bidirectional, or are we going to somehow need
to gain support for using two fds as one connection?
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