[Xquartz-dev] fb / rootless crash bugs

Jordan K. Hubbard jkh at apple.com
Wed Dec 5 19:22:08 PST 2007

I think the only way you're going to get any genuine feedback is to  
release another point release with that enabled, then you'll know when  
people send you crash reports whether or not they actually enabled it.

- Jordan

On Dec 5, 2007, at 6:25 PM, Ben Byer wrote:

> On Dec 4, 2007, at 4:02 PM, Ben Byer wrote:
>> It turns out there's a threshold, above which it uses the  
>> "accelerated" calls, and below which it uses the fb/ code.  So, I  
>> put a hack in that disables the fb code if you create a file called  
>> "/tmp/disable_fb.txt":
>> http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/xserver.git;a=commit;h=4dcd9106a89ceb6c72546a12849be04660f574fd
>> If you're experiencing crashes in the fb/rootless code, I'd like to  
>> hear if enabling that fixes them.  I'd also like to hear if it  
>> impacts performance.
> Anyone try this yet?  Reports of rootless crashes on the "old and  
> busted" 10.5.0 Xquartz continue to stream in, and I know we didn't  
> fix all of them (yet) in Xserver-1.3.  If I don't hear back soon,  
> I'm just gonna turn that hack on permanently until someone tells me  
> why I shouldn't.
> :)
> --
> Ben Byer
> CoreOS / BSD Technology Group, XDarwin maintainer
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