Severe memory leaks make X.org unuseable
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Feb 19 06:04:37 PST 2009
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, John Tapsell wrote:
> 2009/2/19 Maciej Grela <maciej.grela at gmail.com>:
>> 2009/2/19 milnser43200 at yahoo.com <milnser43200 at yahoo.com>:
>>> There are very serious and severe memory leaks under X.org 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 X.org 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, 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.
>  http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2008-December/041494.html
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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