[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 2.6.2

Brice Goglin Brice.Goglin at ens-lyon.org
Sat Feb 28 01:10:30 PST 2009

Eric Anholt wrote:
>> Same problem here with libdrm 2.4.5, intel 2.6.2, Xserver 1.6-rc2,
>> Mesa 7.3 on
>> Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated
>> Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
>> Nothing specific needed to reproduce the problem, just use X :)
>> As soon as I start a big application such as firefox ou thunderbird,
>> my 1GB RAM is entirely used after a couple seconds and the system
>> becomes verrrry slow.
>> Only downgrade intel to 2.6.1 => 200MB used, no problem.
> I think the problem here was the DRI2 tiling fix, which was great for
> the 915-class 3D performance regression but bad for 915-class 2D.  I've
> pushed a fix to master that should help.  If it does, I'll try to get a
> 2.6.3 out soon.
> commit 5bfd73cd31ba197a62f549cdbad1a1270b571027
> Author: Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net>
> Date:   Fri Feb 27 19:09:49 2009 -0800
>     Only allocate pixmaps aligned for tiling when requested by DRI2 GetBuffers.
>     This saves massive quantities of memory on pre-965 since the DRI2 tiling
>     enable caused the minimum size of any pixmap to be 1MB.

Looks good on my i945 (on top of 2.6.2), memory usage seems to be back
to normal. Thanks!


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