[Xorg] XVIDEO memory problems under Xorg

Egbert Eich eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Sun Jul 4 04:57:10 PDT 2004

Billy Biggs writes:
 >   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.
 >   Is there something that changed in how video memory is being
 > allocated between the two X servers?

I assume that the changes in the offscreen memory manager produced this 
problem. For video you need a rather large linear chunk of offscreen memory.

If I have time I'll take a look.


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