Threaded Input Has Been Revised Again For The X.Org Server

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 12 May 2016 at 10:45 AM EDT. 5 Comments
Going back six years has been work on bringing threaded input to the X.Org Server whereby the input event code would run on its own CPU thread. The work has yet to be merged in full, but Keith Packard has now revised the patches.

The work was started by Tiago Vignatti back in the Nokia days while last year Keith Packard began revising the threaded input code. This week after several months of silence, the latest threaded input patches have been published.

The latest patches still remove SIGIO for input, add a threaded mechanism for input, and begin using threaded input for the XFree86 DDX and KDrive.

Hopefully the patch review goes well and we'll finally see this code land in the mainline xorg-server. It's been six months since the X.Org Server 1.18.0 release but not yet any signs of the X.Org Server 1.19 release beginning to materialize in the near future.
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