[Intel-gfx] Shared memory management

Yegor Yefremov yegorslists at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 6 09:30:13 CET 2012

I need to know how to allocate 1Gb video memory. My system:

CPU: Intel Core i5-520M
Chipset: Intel QM57
OS: Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit
Kernel: Linux user-desktop 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7
14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

almost the same question was asked here:
But it is not answered. I've googled for this info and found some
threads, but still no valuable information on how Video RAM setting
can be changed from user space:



As far as I can see there is no such info as (==) intel(0): VideoRam:
262144 KB in xorg.log. The only info I have is lspci output:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46
        Memory at fe000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at f160 [size=8]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
        Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915

According to this thread
DVMT 2.0 allocates video ram as needed. But how can I see current
video memory usage? Customer application relies on having 1Gb video

Thank you in advance.


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