Why care about indirect rendering ?

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 17:53:28 PDT 2005

> Rik Faith put quite a bit of time into a Shared Memory Transport
> alternative to the network layer while at Precision Insight.  The
> results are committed to XFree86 on a branch (look for "smt" in the
> branch name).  As I understand it, results were not an improvement on
> domain sockets, and I think this has been the case for most or all
> attempts at this.

I suspect in the GLX indirect rendering case (note not X) an SMT might
be of use for large texture type transfers... but for the X case it
doesn't look useful, there  is a paper from Rik here



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