[PATCH] mi: Remove unused overlay support

Tiago Vignatti tiago.vignatti at nokia.com
Tue Mar 29 11:28:35 PDT 2011

On 03/29/2011 08:40 PM, ext Aaron Plattner wrote:
> I disagree.  mi is a toolkit of machine-independent driver support
> routines.  While I understand that X needs to advance forward and gain
> features, I don't think it should turn its back on its loyal professional
> workstation heritage either.

we wouldn't be turning back, Aaron.

This is a nice opportunity to remove some big piece of code and 
eventually open space for even more clean up.

While I agree with you that is not the best design to squash a generic 
and not hw code in the driver, at the same time you have to see that no 
one besides nvidia driver uses it. So try to balance here the benefits.

I had similar discussions when I was trying to opt out pciaccess from 
the server. I gave up. I was fed up with, mostly from Mark Kettenis, 
pedantic comments about every single change. This is the clear drawback 
of a loosely development process that we have at the moment: steady and 
very slowly growth. We should define (well, maybe we *had to* define) 
some hard rules for deprecating things on Xorg...


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