XFCE Terminal resize poor performance

Michel Dänzer michel at tungstengraphics.com
Tue May 20 00:48:11 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 23:21 -0700, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > oprofile results are here:
> > 
> >   http://www.bludgeon.org/~rayvd/xorg/opreport_l.txt
> >   http://www.bludgeon.org/~rayvd/xorg/opreport_callgraph.txt
> >   http://www.bludgeon.org/~rayvd/xorg/xorg.conf
> In addition:
>   http://www.bludgeon.org/~rayvd/xorg/Terminal.png
> I guess this seems to be resulting from compositor calls.  Other
> applications within XFCE seem to resize just fine -- but not Terminal.
> If I disable the compositor explicitly in xorg.conf window resizes are
> fast again.  So I guess I have a workaround; but should this work with
> compositing on?  Seems to be fine in Gnome's terminal.

Basically, you need to find out why these operations are falling back to
ExaCheckComposite instead of being accelerated. A start could be to
rebuild the radeon driver with


changed to 1 in src/radeon_exa.c and record the resulting fallback
messages in the log file.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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