[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Keith Whitwell keith at tungstengraphics.com
Tue Jul 6 08:30:59 PDT 2004

Daniel Stone wrote:
> 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.



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