[Bug 73509] New: vesa-like performance on kernel 3.13, full performance on kernel 3.12

bugzilla-daemon at freedesktop.org bugzilla-daemon at freedesktop.org
Sat Jan 11 13:38:58 PST 2014


          Priority: medium
            Bug ID: 73509
          Assignee: xorg-driver-ati at lists.x.org
           Summary: vesa-like performance on kernel 3.13, full performance
                    on kernel 3.12
        QA Contact: xorg-team at lists.x.org
          Severity: normal
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: All
          Reporter: kamil.paral at gmail.com
          Hardware: Other
            Status: NEW
           Version: git
         Component: Driver/Radeon
           Product: xorg

I have installed a clean Fedora 21 Rawhide to have the latest packages and try
out latest radeonsi performance. But to my surprise the whole GNOME desktop
behaved like running on vesa - redraws vere slow, firefox scrolling was very
laggy, and extremetuxracer intro screen ran in something similar to 5 fps.

When I installed an older kernel 3.12, everything was very fluent and fast.

I tested:
kernel 3.12: fast drawing
kernel 3.13 rc0: slow drawing
kernel 3.13 rc7: slow drawing

No other packages were changed.

I compared dmesg and xorg logs from 3.12 and 3.13 kernels and there's no change
at all, it says that glamor acceleration is enabled and everything seems OK.

$ xdriinfo 
Screen 0: radeonsi

The only weird issue I found is that glxinfo reports OpenGL 2.1 while it should
report OpenGL 3.0.

$ glxinfo | grep version
server glx version string: 1.4
client glx version string: 1.4
GLX version: 1.4
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 10.0.2
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30

I have downloaded daily compose of Ubuntu 14.04 and the problem is not present
there, radeonsi performs perfectly even on kernel 3.13. The package versions in
Ubuntu are almost the same as in Fedora.

I see this line in xorg log on Fedora that is not present in Ubuntu:

[    35.375] (EE) RADEON(0): Failed to set up textured video (glamor)

However, I see this line even with kernel 3.12 and there's no performance
problem there.

I don't know where to look, I don't know how to debug what the problem is. I
also compiled the latest xf86-video-ati from source (according to
http://www.x.org/wiki/radeonBuildHowTo/ ), but no change.

This output is same as in Ubuntu:
$ LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo > /dev/null
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/tls/radeonsi_dri.so
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_dri.so
libGL: driver does not expose __driDriverGetExtensions_radeonsi():
/usr/lib64/dri/radeonsi_dri.so: undefined symbol:
libGL: Can't open configuration file /home/kparal/.drirc: No such file or
libGL: Can't open configuration file /home/kparal/.drirc: No such file or

Hardware and software:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[AMD/ATI] Curacao PRO [Radeon R9 270] [1002:6811]

Fedora 21 daily image can be tested here:

Ubuntu 14.04 daily image (radeonsi working well) can be tested here:

You are receiving this mail because:
You are the assignee for the bug.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-driver-ati/attachments/20140111/e90a739f/attachment.html>

More information about the xorg-driver-ati mailing list