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Re: [PATCH v1] vnc: fix VNC artifacts

From: Cameron Esfahani
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1] vnc: fix VNC artifacts
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:43:02 -0800

I’m new to this process, what are the next steps?

Cameron Esfahani

> On Jan 16, 2020, at 11:47 PM, Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 07:50:58PM -0800, Cameron Esfahani wrote:
>> Remove VNC optimization to reencode framebuffer update as raw if it's
>> smaller than the default encoding.  QEMU's implementation was naive and
>> didn't account for the ZLIB z_stream mutating with each compression.  Just
>> saving and restoring the output buffer offset wasn't sufficient to "rewind"
>> the previous encoding.  Considering that ZRLE is never larger than raw and
>> even though ZLIB can occasionally be fractionally larger than raw, the
>> overhead of implementing this optimization correctly isn't worth it.
> So just revert de3f7de7f4e257 then ...
>> In my investigation, ZRLE always compresses better than ZLIB so
>> prioritize ZRLE over ZLIB, even if the client hints that ZLIB is
>> preferred.
> ... and make this a separate patch?
> cheers,
>  Gerd

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