[RFC PATCH] XACE: support for property polyinstantiation

Pat Kane pekane52 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 07:53:26 PST 2008


Thanks for the update,  could you explain the "polyinstantiation"
issue a bit more?  What is a typical use case?

Thanks for moving the selection code into a separate file,
I have thought about doing that every time I touch that
old crufty code.


> OK, the scope of this has expanded to include polyinstantiation for
> selections as well.  The mechanism will be the same: more than one
> instance allowed in the list of selections; lookup function used for all
> accesses; calls into XACE which can return the "real" selection
> structure to use; optimized away when XACE not built.  I've factored the
> selection code out of dispatch.c into a new file dix/selection.c for
> better organization.  Will post the patch in a little bit.
> This supersedes the older redirection work I did on selections,
> referenced below, which will be backed out.
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2007-March/022720.html
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