Tiling on i915-class hardware
gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Mar 6 01:15:57 PST 2009
'Twas brillig, and Eric Anholt at 06/03/09 07:47 did gyre and gimble:
> No, your BIOS sets it up, and it's a property of your northbridge.
> We've got a plan for a workaround, but it's a bit complicated and not
> done yet.
Thanks for the info Eric.
As I'm the intel driver maintainer in Mandriva, as we're approaching
release and as I'm also affected by this, what would you recommend for
distros intending to ship latest stable -intel and libdrm?
I can't very well ship things in their current state when I cannot get
my own hardware to work!
Can you suggest a suitable workaround to get back to the kind of
performance that 2.6.1 with older libdrm on .27 kernel had with EXA?
That would be a 100 times better than currently and even if it's an
xorg.conf option it would be certainly more favourable than the
alternatives we're currently facing... :(
FWIW, I have managed to get acceptable performance out of a 2.6.1+older
libdrm on newer kernel + UXA, but it's quite flaky, has artefacts on the
screen and crashes when switching to vt1. I think these issues are
addressed now, but upgrading the driver and libdrm kills performance so
it's not really an option :s
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