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Re: Xfree86 video buffering?
From: Stan Bubrouski <stan.bubrouski () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:10:17 -0500
Fair enough but I wasn't really suggesting it, more just pointing out
that if X died the buffers still wouldn't be flushed if
Stan Bubrouski wrote:
That seems like a pretty unhelpful solution. Say the system
crashes? Or KDE or
You'd think that if someone could force a timed crash on the machine
intended to save a small amount of data to buffers on the video card,
that you'd probably have many more problems on your hands than that.
X crash? The same problem will still exist.
With this solution someone could intentionally crash your machine to
routines from running. I'm not trying to put you down or anything,
in fact I probably
know less about video related stuff than most on the list, this just
doesn't seem like
the best way to do it. I have no better suggestions, I'll leave this
that is indeed the problem.
Not to mention that when a machine crashes, most people don't just
walk away and say "oh well". They usually restart the machine to
either continue what they were doing, or to make sure that it starts
up properly. We're not really talking about remote information
disclosure, we're talking about someone being right at the terminal.
Much of the internet is made up of unattended machines...
My thought on that is that the only way that a crash would work for
this is if the person were looking over your shoulder. At that point,
why would they need to crash the system?
I simply used a lame example to illustrate a point. Think of computer
labs and offices.
If my lab machine crashes I move to another... and someone else may sit
down and see what I was just doing.
Plus if you work in an office and crash someone's machine while they are
away from it you can still start it up
and watch the screen before GDM or whatever kick in. Really though like
I said I really just wanted to
point out that X not shutting down properly bypasses the proposed
solution, thats all.
Likewise, not trying to put you down... just pointing out my
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Re: Xfree86 video buffering? _evil (Feb 26)