Subject: Re: Why not track our xsrc with X11R6.6 from X.org?
To: Aaron J. Grier <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/20/2001 12:00:47
On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
: > And yes, if you cross the ring 0 / ring 3 boundary less often,
: > performance goes up. This will be true of XFree86 once it provides a
: > shortcut to ditch tcp/ip pipes to communicate with local graphics
: > hardware from local X clients, like SGI does.
: eh? I thought XFree used unix domain sockets for the local case?
Depends on whether you specify a display as ":0" or "localhost:0", of course
-- but the original point was that some X systems can jump right into server
code from a client without going through X protocol encoding and a socket
copy. MITSHM is an approximation of this, at least for the video data part
of the equation, but it could be better.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> * Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.
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