[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Daniel Stone daniel at freedesktop.org
Tue Jul 6 08:22:14 PDT 2004

On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:17:28AM -0400, John Dennis wrote:
> 1) The XFree86 loader: One should assume the OS can dynamically load and
> link modules and that the OS knows more about this than the X server. In
> the past when very low level handling of object modules changed the X
> Server blew up spectacularly and required surgery to very arcane pieces
> of code none of which would have been necessary if the underlying system
> services had been used. I might add being able run a debugger on a
> running process would appear to be a novel concept ;-)

What do you mean, 'in the past'? These problems have occurred very
recently, as new relocations have been introduced. It's far better to
leave module handling to the OS as much as possible.

In Debrix (the modular build of the X.Org server), dlloader is used
everywhere, and I feel tremendously good about it.

Daniel Stone                                            <daniel at freedesktop.org>
freedesktop.org: powering your desktop                http://www.freedesktop.org
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