[PULL to discuss] Remove kdrive, Xnest, and Xvfb

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at apple.com
Mon Mar 26 19:50:19 PDT 2012

On Mar 26, 2012, at 7:37 PM, Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> wrote:

> On 03/26/12 06:01 PM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> On 03/26/12 04:13 PM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>>> These need to die.  This removes 30K lines of code from xorg-server.  It must be good!
>>> Most functionality of these servers can be provide by Xorg with either the nested or dummy video driver.  If someone really misses functionality, we should fix that deficiency in hw/xfree86, xf86-video-dummy, or xf86-video-nested.  Also, there's nothing stopping anyone from using older server versions if they still need these DDXs.
>> The giant blocker from my point of view is that by just deleting them, you've
>> made it impossible for non-root users to run them, since Xorg only reads config
>> files from system directories when run as a root user.
> Oh, and there's probably at least two other alternative solutions to this too:
> a) install a non-setuid-root copy of Xorg and have Xnest/Xephyr/Xvfb run that

This is the option I prefer, although I'd rather have ${bindir}/Xorg and ${bindir}/Xorg.suid to make it obvious which is which (and which is "the future").

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