[PATCH xserver] sdksyms: Tighten up the symbols we add to the magic table

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 03:04:28 UTC 2017

On 13 March 2017 at 17:07, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-03-10 at 23:23 +0000, Emil Velikov wrote:
>> > On 10 March 2017 at 16:32, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
>> > I neither expect nor want this to happen. dummy might have some minor
>> > utility, but the nested driver I think is a mistake, and I would not
>> > consider its availability as a reason to drop Xnest or Xephyr.
>> >
>> Pardon the silly question, but going through the discussions did now help much.
>> Do we have a list of features/bugs for/against each suggestion ?
> I don't know what you mean by "each suggestion".
Pardon about that one - silly me being too brief, as always.

With "each suggestion" i meant "Xnest/Xephyr/xf86-video-{dummy,nested}
and other DDX/video drivers mentioned in this and earlier
discussions". Some information even if it covers only some of these
will also be appreciated.

>> I mean if there is somethings clearly defined, divide and conquer is the way.
>> Atm everything seems quite magical, unless one has extensive prior
>> experience with the DDXen and respective drivers.
> I don't know what you mean by "everything".
Your earlier reply mentioned that [you think that] xf86-video-nested
was a mistake without providing any justification why. It would be
great to have some information what is broken and/or architecturally
wrong with it or the other components mentioned just above.

IIRC the only issues [with Xorg] pointed out so far were a) memory
consumption and b) providing a config file [via command line as
non-root]. With the latter being resolved IIRC.

There's surely something else which has been pointed out/comes to your
mind, but is not obvious without spending 30+ minutes searching for
and/or through threads for the details.

Having those clearly defined, albeit overdue, is what we want, right ?


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