[Xorg] XVIDEO memory problems under Xorg

Andrew Clayton andrew at digital-domain.net
Fri Jul 2 15:33:23 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 22:55, Billy Biggs wrote:
>   Hi,
>   I am wondering if someone who is familiar with Xorg vs XFree86 in
> terms of XVIDEO could take a look at this bug:
>   http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=474
>   Basically, users of both the ATI binary drivers and the Matrox driver
> are complaining that XVIDEO applications can't be run until they shut
> down pixmap-eating apps like Mozilla.  This problem does not seem to
> occur under XFree86 (or at least, not nearly as frequently).  I hear a
> lot of complaints from FC2 users about this bug.

I had no problems with XFree86 4.3 under FC1 (or any previous version)
but this problem showed up with Xorg under FC2. I have seen similar
reports against XFree86 4.4 on the XFree86 mailing list. Looks like
something happened between XFree86 4.3 and 4.4, which is also around the
time the Xorg code was forked off.

>   Is there something that changed in how video memory is being
> allocated between the two X servers?
>   Thanks,
>   -Billy


Andrew Clayton

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