More feedback from Intel RC: EXA crashes fixed
zhenyu.z.wang at intel.com
Thu Apr 19 17:55:17 PDT 2007
On 2007.04.20 09:08:07 +0000, Daniel Kasak wrote:
> I've done some more testing of the latest git sources of the Intel
> driver with our I845G graphics chips.
> EXA now works without crashing in all my testing :) Great work.
> Things which previously didn't work:
> - opening many applications, including gecko-based things
> - running xcompmgr
> - switching Enlightenment-0.17 to the XRENDER backend
> All of these things now work. Unfortunately they all run slower (
> considerably ) than XAA. In particular, E17 animations ( eg animated
> backgrounds ) drop frames far more than with the software engine. In
> previous testing on an r200 card with EXA ( just before the modular X
> release ), I was getting 2 - 3 times *better* performance doing the same
> testing with EXA & XRENDER vs XAA & software.
> Anyway, as usual ... not complaining ... just reporting :)
yeah, the performance is not good now, and for 830/845G we have to even
fallback for pict format a8,xr8g8b8,xb8g8r8 as hw doesn't support them.
Thanks for testing it! I will do more debug.
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