How to disable/limit pixmap cache in X

Jim Kronebusch jim at
Fri Sep 21 08:07:11 PDT 2007

On Fri, 21 Sep 2007 08:22:18 -0500, Pat Kane wrote
> > I was just hoping for a way to> set limits in xorg as a sort of
>  > global protection from greedy Xclients, but I guess that is a
>  > little bit of a pipe dream.
> The X Window System mantra has always been: "Mechanism, not policy".
> I think that rather than asking the X server to enforce an arbitrary
> resource limit policy, we should think about a resource limit mechanism
> done via an X extension.
> There might already be one available, or maybe the resource extension
> could be extended.
> Pat

Does this mean that an extension is a possibility?  Unfortunately I do not have the
wherewithal to incorporate such things (my knowledge of coding is barely enough to be
dangerous) so I am reliant on the help of others.


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