Re: [PATCH] VT: Restore VT fonts on switch

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 17:42:25 EST

On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:37:35 +0100
Matthew Garrett <mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 10:12:04PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > > do you have a list of which ones don't ?
> > >
> > > I don't, but perhaps Matthew does.
> >
> > Perhaps Matthew would care to file X bugs against those that get it wrong
> > then.
> It's hardly limited to X. Fonts are set through the kernel - why
> shouldn't it be the kernel's responsibility to ensure that they're
> restored?

Why should it be the kernels problem to clean up after buggy X drivers ?

There are cases the kernel probably should handle font restore: the
obvious one being suspend/resume. X is not one of those cases and wasting
memory on fonts on embedded boxes that will never be seen anyway seems

For suspend/resume it might be far better to do it in user space,
although I'm not sure what the interface would look like.

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