[PATCH 05/22] miext/shadow: Remove ancient backwards-compatibility hack

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Jul 28 12:30:12 PDT 2014

Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> writes:

> Here's a trip down memory lane.  Back when we merged kdrive we adopted
> kdrive's version of shadow, which used damage directly instead of
> hand-rolling it.  However a couple of Xorg drivers referred to the
> accumulated damage region in the shadow private directly, so I added a
> hack to copy the damage region around.
> That was 9148d8700b7c5afc2644e5820c57c509378f93ce, back in early 2006.
> Eight years is unusually patient for me.  The neomagic and trident drivers
> were still relying on this, but they've been modified to ask the damage
> code for the region instead.

Drivers using this will no longer compile, which is a fine way to make
sure they get fixed if they're still useful.

Reviewed-by: Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com>

keith.packard at intel.com
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