[Intel-gfx] xf86-video-intel memory leakage

Johannes Engel jcnengel at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 12 07:36:55 PST 2009

Chris Wilson wrote:
> Since cairo-perf will cause a "leak" of a couple of GiB in a few seconds
> on my i915, I was able to track down the cause pretty quickly. It turns
> out not to be limited to uxa at all, just uxa exercises the bufmgr much
> more than exa.
> The issue appears to be the bufmgr cache handling which appears
> unbounded. Its use was introduced with:
> commit a893f176dda0b64f7dadfda6bf0331240037851e
> Author: Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org>
> Date:   Fri Jul 25 15:56:35 2008 -0700
>     Add call to intel_bufmgr_gem_enable_reuse
> So you can try reverting that commit and confirming if that clears the
> issue for you.
I am sorry, Chris, but that does not make it any better for me. :( The
real issue seems to be another one...

Cheers, Johannes

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