Severe memory leaks make unuseable

Maciej Grela maciej.grela at
Thu Feb 19 00:53:31 PST 2009

2009/2/19 milnser43200 at <milnser43200 at>:
> There are very serious and severe memory leaks under with the savage driver. I am on FreeBSD. This is a very serious problem as it consumes all system memory adn causes other applications to crash. It is totally unuseable and intolerable and is simply shoddy and sloppy programming. I know for a fact XFree86 did not leak memory like this, XFree86 started at about 25 MB and stayed there. What is going on here? Every since the project was started the quality of X distribution has plummeted drastically.

Post some details (hardware ? xorg version ? driver version ? logs ?)
because there isn't enough information in your post to even start
investigating the issue.

> At the same time important backwards compatability upon which many of our applications depend, have been removed including PEX, Ximage, MIT-SUNDRY, XFree86-Misc, among others creating a massive incompatability headache. A prime principle of the project should be to retain backwards compatability so that older applications may still run. Stop destroying backwards compatability and get around to fixing the memory leaks for god sake. also seems to be intent on locking itself out of the embedded/cell market by removing support for low depth displays. I am throughly dismayed and disgusted with

Are you trying to start a flamewar ? If so, save yourself the trouble.

Best regards,
Maciej Grela

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