[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 2.6.2

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Wed Feb 25 09:59:24 PST 2009

On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 14:10 +0100, Jacek Luczak wrote:
> Eric Anholt pisze:
> > Here comes a pretty significant bugfix release for the 2.6 2D series.
> > The goal of this release is to get out the major fixes for GEM and KMS
> > that we think we've pounded on enough to be stable -- certainly more
> > stable than previously.  Notable fixes include a significant BO memory
> > usage reduction (which many have suffered from with compositing),
> > textured XV suppor twith KMS, and rotation support with KMS.  Some
> > infrequent failure to render/xv with GEM on 965 (dmesg warnings about
> > being unable to bind objects) should also be fixed. 
> > 
> > But perhaps the exciting thing for most people will be the dynamic front
> > buffer allocation.  We nearly slipped this into 2.6.0, but decided that
> > it was just a little too new.  Well, turns out it was actually in good
> > shape, and it's time to get it out there.  You'll need UXA to do this.
> Hi Eric,
> this release is totally unusable while running in UXA. System eats lot of
> memory, including swapping. Is this that, reported earlier, ,,memory leak''? As
> a result X are really slow and lot of lockups occur (everything freeze for a few
> seconds). At the end I can't even switch to text console, but system reacts on
> power button and it goes down successfully. With EXA there's no such issue:
> total system memory usage around 40%, no lockups.
> If it's not know issue I will try to bisect it down.
> -Jacek
> ------------------
> Details:
> 	1. X.Org X Server (1.6.0 RC 3)
> 	2. Linux Kernel 2.6.29-rc6

Can you give me exact steps to reproduce this leak?

Eric Anholt
eric at anholt.net                         eric.anholt at intel.com

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