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Re: SV: READ THIS; Debian XFree86 4.0.1 mini-FAQ

On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 09:35:50AM +0100, Jules Bean wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 25, 2000 at 10:36:02AM -0600, Joshua Shagam wrote:
> > > How recent are we talking about here? I never noticed any problem with
> > > phase2v8, but in the past few days I haven't been running much X applications
> > > apart from WindowMaker, xpdf, emacs, xterm and xscreensaver, and it has never
> > > occured to me before to wonder how much any of these rely on shared memory.
> > 
> > Not at all.  Shm is used msotly for things which do a lot of blitting, like
> > games and Rasterman's over-glitzy under-functional piles of code.
> Well, anything which uses MIT-SHM.
> In fact, if I'm not much mistaken, it's imlib which uses SHM (by
> default, can be turned off), so some versions of gnome will trigger
> the memory leaks too.

And, if I'm not mistaken, imlib is one of Rasterman's over-glitzy
under-functional piles of code... :)

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