multiseat, -sharevts, and suspend/hibernate
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Tue May 12 17:47:36 PDT 2009
On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 5:37 PM, McDonald, Michael-p7438c
<Michael.McDonald at gdc4s.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dan Nicholson [mailto:dbn.lists at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 4:51 PM
>> To: McDonald, Michael-p7438c
>> Cc: vignatti at freedesktop.org; xorg at freedesktop.org
>> Subject: Re: multiseat, -sharevts, and suspend/hibernate
>> If your server is rootless, than by necessity it must properly obtain
>> resources and will not be allowed to stomp on another processes'
> Ahhh. You're defining the kernel's KMS screen as the "root window",
> therefore all window systems, X included, are rootless. Got it. Thanks.
No, I was thinking more that if the xserver is not run by root, it
can't just have its way with the PCI resources. Then it can't wreak
havoc on what another xserver is doing with them, either. So, I think
that Tiago means that if the xserver is rootless, then it will
implicitly be accessing the hardware properly though the kernel and
will not interfere with another xserver trying to access the hardware.
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