[PATCH] mi: Remove unused overlay support

Mikhail Gusarov dottedmag at dottedmag.net
Fri Jun 11 14:17:28 PDT 2010


Twas brillig at 12:33:01 11.06.2010 UTC-07 when aritger at nvidia.com did gyre and gimble:

 AR> The NVIDIA X driver uses the X server's mi overlay support (I
 AR> believe NVIDIA engineers contributed the mi overlay code,
 AR> originally).

I agree to Jamey here -- does it really belong to mi? Servers other than
xfree86 do not use it, and only single xfree86 driver uses it. Maybe it
should be moved to separate shared library if some other driver will
want to make use of it?

It's definitely post-1.9 material though, so there's time to discuss
proper solution and transition plan.

 AR> Perhaps the FireGL driver uses it, too?

I checked it - it does not.

 AR> Overlays are still compelling for some workstation applications.

Interesting. Any details on this?

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