[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 2.6.2

Jacek Luczak difrost.kernel at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 06:11:18 PST 2009

Eric Anholt pisze:
> On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 14:10 +0100, 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.
>> 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
> Can you give me exact steps to reproduce this leak?

Launch X and any application. Thunderbird is really fast in killing it.

I will do some debug and provide more info on the weekend.


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