[REVIEW] DMX2 DIX merge
ajax at nwnk.net
Thu Jan 7 08:35:39 PST 2010
On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 11:09 -0500, Alex Deucher wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 10:04:45 -0500, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> >> I'm not even really sure what "direct rendered GLX" means in the context
> >> of Xinerama. I can see a plausible definition if all the GPUs are of
> >> similar enough programming family that they can be driven by the same
> >> DRI driver logic (all R800, for example), but if you're heterogeneous...
> >> Direct rendered TFP would still require getting the GEM handle for the
> >> pixmap to cross DRM device boundaries, even if you're homogeneous.
> > Yeah, I'd say that we should try to get AIGLX working and then consider
> > whether we could make homogeneous direct rendering work sometime later.
> Couldn't we use glxproxy in the short term? IIRC, it worked under dmx.
The glxProxy code in Xdmx literally just repeats the GLX wire protocol
to the backend X servers. It is not itself a renderer, nor is it
especially adaptable for client-side use.
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