How to disable/limit pixmap cache in X

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Wed Sep 19 16:27:27 PDT 2007

On Thu, 20 Sep 2007 02:18:25 +0300 Daniel Stone <daniel at> babbled:

> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 08:50:20PM +0100, Glynn Clements wrote:
> > It appears that Jim is willing to sacrifice the client for the sake of
> > the whole. In that regard, the server should probably be making a bit
> > more effort to better handle out-of-memory situations. Unfortunately,
> > that's easier said than done, as it can't reliably tell how much
> > "headroom" it's going to need.
> On systems with overcommit (i.e., all of them), there's no way to tell.

tune that sucker off :) (overcommit)

echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory

------------- Codito, ergo sum - "I code, therefore I am" --------------
The Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler)    raster at
Tokyo, Japan (東京 日本)

More information about the xorg mailing list