[PATCH] kdrive: Remove Xfbdev.

Adam Jackson ajax at nwnk.net
Mon Feb 8 14:28:51 PST 2010

On Mon, 2010-02-08 at 22:12 +0100, Mikhail Gusarov wrote:
> Twas brillig at 16:07:17 08.02.2010 UTC-05 when ajax at nwnk.net did gyre and gimble:
>  >>  AJ> Use Xorg with the fbdev driver.
>  >> 
>  >> Nack. Xfree86 DDX is still too heavy to be used in embedded stuff where
>  >> Xfbdev is used. Let's chop some unneeded bits from Xfree86 first.
>  AJ> [citation needed]
>   787   664 root     S <  13628  5.5  0.0 /usr/bin/Xorg -logfile /tmp/Xorg.0.log -logverbose 1 -nolist
> 13 megs, compared to 1.4 of Xfbdev.

How much of that is .text or .rodata, are they built with the same set
of extensions, does xdpyinfo bear that out, is that actually the fbdev
driver or a hardware driver, etc.

Also, what's the resolution and depth of the display under test, since
Xfbdev does not use shadowfb by default but Xorg+fbdev does, and that'll
show up as a malloc the size of the screen.

Don't get me wrong, I'm in favor of reducing the xfree86 footprint, I
just believe the case to be overstated.

- ajax
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