On Tue, Jul 24, 2001 at 21:34:40 +0900, Kazutaka YOKOTA wrote:
> >> We shall provide the "screen saver daemon" and a set of "screen saver
> >> programs."  The screen saver daemon will run in the background and
> >> periodically checks if the console is idle.  When it finds no
> >> activity in the console, it will launch a specified "screen saver
> >> program."
> >
> >No "periodical checks" please. It must wait on poll/select or kqevent or
> >something like, event based, event provided by syscons.
> Because there already is the CONS_IDLE ioctl, I thought it's
> easy for the screen saver daemon to use this ioctl. But, if
> kqevent is preferred, we can do that.

Maybe I am not clear, but periodical checks is time/resources
waste. Sleeping on event wait, swapped out is more preferred, not occupes
memory, etc.

Andrey A. Chernov

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