glx: Duplicate relevant fbconfigs for compositing visuals

Graphics / X.Org / X.Org Server - Thomas Hellstrom [] - 3 November 2017 19:29 EDT

Previously, before GLX_OML_swap_method was fixed, both the X server and client ignored the swapMethod fbconfig value, which meant that, if the dri driver thought it exposed more than one swapMethod, it actually just exported a duplicated set of fbconfigs. When fixing GLX_OML_swap_method and restricting the choice for built-in visuals to a single swap method that meant we didn't have that many fbconfigs to choose from when pairing the compositing visual with an fbconfig, resulting in the fbconfig paired with the compositing visual becoming too restrictive for some applications, (at least for kwin). This problem would also happen if the dri driver only exposed a single swap method to begin with.

So, to make sure the compositing visual gets a good enough fbconfig, duplicate fbconfigs that are suitable for compositing visuals and make sure these duplicated fbconfigs can be used only by compositing visuals. For duplicated fbconfigs not paired with a compositing visual, construct new compositing visuals, making compositing clients able to choose visuals / fbconfig more adapted to their needs.

This is in some sense equivalent to adding a new "TRUECOLOR_COMPOSITING" GLX visualtype.

Fixes: 4486d199bd3b ("glx: Fix visual fbconfig matching with respect to swap method") Bugzilla:

f84e59a4f glx: Duplicate relevant fbconfigs for compositing visuals
glx/glxdricommon.c | 45 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
glx/glxscreens.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++--
glx/glxscreens.h | 4 ++++
3 files changed, 61 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)


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