Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 23:31:41 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Hello On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 01:15:16AM +0800, orc wrote: > On Thu, 7 Jun 2012 12:19:28 -0400 > Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote: > > > As far as the server goes, even the oldest X server versions should > > work fine with modern software (aside from possibly being really slow > > when the software wants to do 3D, etc.). That's how X was designed. > > > Of course we need modern X11libs for that. But yes, server expects only > Xau, Xdmcp, crypto for ssl (modern X links to stuff like udev, pixman > and others, but this can be avoided). > When building and running X I got only one thing: for 3D, games and so > on I need a dedicated machine with videoboard vendor's drivers (no > matter opensource it or proprietary). For anything else, I would use > vesa. Unless reading video memory has gotten substantially faster (i.e. the same speed as main memory) I don't think vesa suffices for ANY use. The way the X server is written, almost all common operations require reading back from video memory if implemented in software. This could be avoided by changing the implementation to do everything on a mirrored buffer in main memory and only copy the final version to video memory, but as far as I know that was never done. If I'm wrong and video memory access issues have changed all this much in the past 4 or 5 years, please ignore this message... > So there is a question: will musl support this configs? Or I will > need patchelf and 'libc6-legacy' for them? It's intended to work, but I don't know whether it does yet. Rich
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