[PATCH] Add configuration option for use of SIGIO handlers for input events

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Sat Sep 12 08:52:00 PDT 2009

Peter Hutterer wrote:
> Do you plan to make this a permanent option or just for the meantime?
> If it is just for the meantime, I'd prefer some warnings with both the
> --enable-sigio option and the xorg.conf option that this is not considered a
> stable configuration and may be ignored in the future.

I hadn't thought about making it temporary - though I wasn't planning on
documenting it in the xorg.conf man page since users shouldn't be using
it except when told by a developer it's needed to workaround a particular
bug.   At this point, we're likely to get the fixes needed in Solaris
kernel/libraries for OpenSolaris & future Solaris releases, but not backport
to older Solaris releases, so we'll probably need to leave it in as a
configure option as long as Xorg supports building on Solaris 10, which is
likely to be many more years.   (I just dropped Solaris 7 and older about
a month ago, and from the bug reports I think Solaris 8 still has a build
error, but it's been a few years since I tried building that myself.
Solaris 10 is our current supported enterprise release though.)

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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