Stabilizing Xdmx -- advice

Adam Jackson ajax at
Wed Jun 28 20:53:08 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-06-23 at 13:50 -0400, Joshua Marshall wrote:
> Hello all,
> Xdmx is giving me a fair bit of trouble.  In particular regard to
> segfaulting.  Now, I'm assuming all the easy to catch stuff is
> already done, so where in general should I give attention to
> improving the state of Xdmx?

Probably an unwise assumption, dmx doesn't get much active attention
(though we do enjoy deleting code from it). I sent a patch for a crash
in the GLX code a bit ago:

Which I need to revisit to fix properly, but which seems to work at
least on the first generation. If you wanted to address the review
feedback and resubmit it that'd be awesome (I'm blowing up some other
glx code at the moment so I'll get back to it eventually, but Xorg and
Xwayland are more urgent targets for me).

Beyond that: if you're having a crash, post the backtrace here and
we'll help figure it out. The GLX proxy is really the ickiest part of
that server, the rest is pretty docile I find.

- ajax

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