Subject: Re: X server as a Unix system process
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/1997 19:39:15
However, I don't see _any_ performance problems with X on my NetBSD
systems, with the one exception of NetBSD/hp300's R5 server, which
is slow because of a crappy ddx layer. Even X under NetBSD/sun3 is
reasonable, and XFree86 is nothing shy of _amazing_ on the 200MHz
PPro in my office.
It's worth noting that Jim Gettys and Bob Scheiffler sweated bullets
in order to minimise the number of round-trips in the X protocol. in
particular, the protocol is asynchronous; graphics requests are
buffered and sent over to the server in decent-sized batches. You
don't do one IPC per line or text string...