dead space elimination

Jozef Riha jose1711 at
Wed Sep 16 06:42:59 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Jozef Riha <jose1711 at> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Vincent Legoll
> <vincent.legoll at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Jozef Riha <jose1711 at> wrote:
>>> Hi Vincent,
>>> you might want to check-out this:
>>> Still having this implemented directly in the Xorg would be better imho.
>> Thanks for the pointer, is this a C version of your shell code from earlier in
>> the thread ?
> yes, and compiled it's much more efficient than the shellscript counterpart.
>> I'm curious, did you see a significant difference in CPU usage between the
>> 2 versions when using similar polling intervals ?
> if you're asking about the bash version then the answer is yes, the
> difference was significant. as for the C version - didn't check it as
> i'm really not familiar with C.
>> But I would prefer to have the functionality directly in the server, it would
>> probably be more efficient.
> /me votes for it. i still consider the script/C code a workaround.
> joe

one more thing. if you plan to go on with patching of Xorg sources,
please consider there might be multiple dead areas based on the
position of the monitors (e. g. one above and the other one below)

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