Severe memory leaks make unuseable

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Feb 19 06:04:37 PST 2009

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, John Tapsell wrote:

> 2009/2/19 Maciej Grela <maciej.grela at>:
>> 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.
> From his previous posts[1], it looks like he's talking about ProSavage
> DDR on Freebsd.  I attempted to try to help by getting him to run
> pmap, but it seems freebsd doesn't have pmap.
> [1]

I have a ProSavage (MSI motherboard) on FreeBSD 7.1-stable with 
xorg-7.4.  Seems to work fine, although I haven't watched memory usage. 
Testing available if needed, although OP's rant isn't very motivating.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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