[Bug 1174495] Re: kwin instability with r600 radeon and high monitor resolutions

sfar 1174495 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Apr 29 19:43:50 UTC 2013


** Description changed:

  I think the version of kwin included in 13.04 contains a known bug as described here:
  https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=315089
  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61182
  
  My understanding of the problem is as follows:
  * The Mesa radeon r600 driver recently added support for MSAA GLX visuals
  * Kwin isn't aware of MSAA properties and happens to (incorrectly) pick MSAA visuals for everything
  * These visuals occupy a large amount of memory when running at high monitor resolutions
  *  Mesa is "only" capable of mapping 256MB of visuals into CPU address space at once
  * Kwin's oversize visuals exceeds this limit, resulting in constant crashes
  
  The two radeon systems I have both crash immediately after logging in,
  when running with at a resolution of 2560x1440 and desktop effects
  enabled. After restarting kwin, a crash can be induced by performing
  actions that triggers desktop effects/animations. The resulting
- callstack is as given in the linked KDE bug.
+ callstack is attached.
  
  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
  Package: kde-window-manager 4:4.10.2-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.29-generic 3.8.8
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Mon Apr 29 19:53:57 2013
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-04-27 (2 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
  MarkForUpload: True
  SourcePackage: kde-workspace
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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