Last change to non-XCB libX11 breaks KDE

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Wed Jul 18 07:19:03 PDT 2007

Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>>  When opening display, if LOCALCONN fails, fall back to UNIXCONN, then 
> I'm curious to know why both named pipes and unix-domain sockets
> are supported in Solaris.
> Is there a performance penalty with local sockets?  And if so, is
> it Solaris specific?

When named pipes were added to X on Solaris (in Solaris 2.6 in 1997 if
I remember correctly), they were faster than Unix domain sockets - I
believe the Unix domain sockets are now tuned up to the same speed or
faster in current Solaris releases.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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