[Intel-gfx] i915 driver slowdown after 1-2 days?
paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Oct 25 13:59:41 PDT 2010
Am Montag, den 25.10.2010, 13:23 -0400 schrieb Chun-Yu Shei:
> On 10/24/2010 2:36 PM, Paul Menzel wrote:
> > Am Sonntag, den 24.10.2010, 13:03 -0400 schrieb Chun-Yu Shei:
> >> I'm currently running xf86-video-intel 2.13.0 with an i5-540M, and I've
> >> been experiencing a strange issue where after a day or two, I can no
> >> longer play videos smoothly in Flash 10.2 beta, as well as in VMWare.
> >> Even moving windows in VMWare guests becomes slow and visibly laggy.
> >> It's almost as if there's no video acceleration -- the frame rate drops
> >> drastically, and CPU usage seems to increase significantly. Playing
> >> video in mplayer still works perfectly, however. Restarting X has no
> >> effect, and I have to do a full reboot to get rid of the problem. I'm
> >> running 64-bit Gentoo with the following:
> >> libdrm 2.4.22
> >> mesa 7.8.2
> >> 2.6.36 kernel
> >> xorg-server 1.7.7
> >> The problem also occurs with the 2.6.35 kernel, and I've also been able
> >> to replicate it in a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. There are no
> >> indications of any problems in both the output of dmesg and the Xorg
> >> logs, and the output of intel_gpu_top looks no different before/after
> >> the problem occues. I'm on a ThinkPad X201 with an external display
> >> connected via DisplayPort, and I do suspend it with the hibernate-ram
> >> script. Is this a known problem by any chance? If not, how might I go
> >> about troubleshooting this?
> > reading your report it is not clear for me, if hibernating is necessary
> > to trigger the problem or not.
> I cannot say for sure if hibernating is necessary to trigger the problem
> or not... every time I've seen the problem, it's been after using
> hibernate-ram a couple of times, but I also haven't left the laptop
> running continuously for a couple of days before. I usually carry my
> laptop with me during the day, so it's not really practical to leave it
> on continuously. It definitely doesn't happen immediately after
> resuming from suspend, though. I can resume from suspend, watch some
> YouTube videos with no problem, and have the problem pop up a couple of
> hours later.
> This bug is the only issue preventing me from switching exclusively to
> linux, so I really hope to find a fix for it -- I just don't know where
> to start. (I also hope for the ability to independently load separate
> color profiles for each monitor using xcalib, but that's minor)
I am replying to the list again and hope the developers will be able to
help you. If you do not get a reply in a couple of days I suggest to
open a ticket in the bug tracker .
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