[RFC] Dropping Alpha sparse mapping support from X

Daniel Franganillo danielf at dilmun.ls.fi.upm.es
Fri Sep 4 02:33:44 PDT 2009

Alan Hourihane escribió:
> On Thu, 2009-09-03 at 21:50 -0500, Bob Tracy wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 05:25:29PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 05:08:00PM -0400, Matt Turner wrote:
>>>> I'd like to drop support for non-BWX Alphas (EV4 and original EV5)
>>>> from X. These machines can't load/store to single bytes and require
>>>> special sparse memory mappings.
>>>> The code required to select which functions (sparse, dense) is
>>>> convoluted, adds an extra layer of indirection, probably gets close to
>>>> zero usage, and even less testing.
>>>> Does anyone use X on EV4 or EV5 (not EV56, EV56 has BWX)?
>>> Well I have a few EV56's, so those are fine.  I think one machine I have
>>> is an EV5 or maybe even an EV4, but it only has 32MB of ram so it is
>>> totally useless as debian can't run on it.
>>> So I personally wouldn't notice the change.  Anyone else out there?
>> Got a PWS 433au: EV56.  Proposed change would have no impact here.
> I do have a Multia (21066 CPU) with the 21030 graphics chip which was
> used to write the DEC TGA driver, so we'd lose that, but I'm not sure
> how many people are still using the TGA's.
> Alan.

We only have ev56's(1) and ev6's(4) so no problem.

    Daniel Franganillo Corrales
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