Elektrified X.org released (was: X configuration paradigm, and a proposal)
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Tue Nov 30 18:34:47 EET 2004
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 11:23:38 -0500, Alan Cox <alan at redhat.com> wrote:
> In all the systems I've seen so far trying to just burn disk and performance
> with simple key/value pairs this isn't true because
> 1. You need to do locking
> 2. You need to do atomic changes of multiple keys
Of course. And in current xorg.conf text file you have to rewrite it all.
> 3. You might run out of disk space
> 4. You need rollback
So the app handling the keys must be mature enough to roll it back.
> The current xorg.conf certainly doesn't solve these either but anything trying
> to be a grad unified config scheme just won't work with one file per key.
> Gconf proved that pretty conclusively.
Again this detail? How many time I'll have to say that a key/value
hierarchy paradigm value is a unified namespace and API? The way it
deals with storage is an implementation detail that can be
reimplemented without breaking the applications.
About storage, 1 file per key or 1 file per folder uses almost the
same amount of disk space. Do a 'du -sk' in gconf storage folders to
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