[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 2.6.2

Stefano Avallone stavallo at unina.it
Wed Feb 25 09:47:20 PST 2009

On Wednesday 25 February 2009 14:10:47 Jacek Luczak wrote:
> Eric Anholt pisze:
> > Here comes a pretty significant bugfix release for the 2.6 2D series.
> > The goal of this release is to get out the major fixes for GEM and KMS
> > that we think we've pounded on enough to be stable -- certainly more
> > stable than previously.  Notable fixes include a significant BO memory
> > usage reduction (which many have suffered from with compositing),
> > textured XV suppor twith KMS, and rotation support with KMS.  Some
> > infrequent failure to render/xv with GEM on 965 (dmesg warnings about
> > being unable to bind objects) should also be fixed.
> >
> > But perhaps the exciting thing for most people will be the dynamic front
> > buffer allocation.  We nearly slipped this into 2.6.0, but decided that
> > it was just a little too new.  Well, turns out it was actually in good
> > shape, and it's time to get it out there.  You'll need UXA to do this.
> Hi Eric,
> this release is totally unusable while running in UXA. System eats lot of
> memory, including swapping. Is this that, reported earlier, ,,memory
> leak''? As a result X are really slow and lot of lockups occur (everything
> freeze for a few seconds). At the end I can't even switch to text console,
> but system reacts on power button and it goes down successfully. With EXA
> there's no such issue: total system memory usage around 40%, no lockups.

I just updated all the pieces from git master (libdrm, mesa, xserver, intel) 
and the memory usage of the Xorg process (according to top) looks "normal" at 
a first sight, i.e., playing with composite effects like application 
switching, cube rotation, etc. does not result in an increase in the memory 
usage like before (mesa 7.3, libdrm 2.4.4, xserver and intel 2.6.1 
as of debian experimental). Also, after a couple of hours of usage, top 
reports that Xorg uses less than 10% memory, while before I was used to get 
more than 20%. I have a GM965 chipset and I am using UXA with DRI2 on 2.6.29-


> If it's not know issue I will try to bisect it down.
> -Jacek
> ------------------
> Details:
> 	1. X.Org X Server (1.6.0 RC 3)
> 	2. Linux Kernel 2.6.29-rc6
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