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    Phoronix: Intel 2.21.8 Driver Takes Care Of COW Regressions

    Just one week after the Intel X.Org driver was updated with support for all known Haswell variants and introducing some new copy-on-write support for cloning pixmaps, a new release has been warranted...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM3OTU

  • #2
    Kudos to Intel for their continuous support of the Open Source community. I wish AMD, nVidia and all the mobile vendors behaved the same.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by amehaye View Post
      Kudos to Intel for their continuous support of the Open Source community. I wish AMD, nVidia and all the mobile vendors behaved the same.
      They sure do, try changing your CPU's ratio and base clock.

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      • #4
        Those changes and many of the changes in previous releases affect only SNA, which is not the default acceleration method. So this is a non-release for most people I think.

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        • #5
          Intel SNA is default enabled in ubuntu 13.04

          Originally posted by stqn View Post
          Those changes and many of the changes in previous releases affect only SNA, which is not the default acceleration method. So this is a non-release for most people I think.
          Just checked, but Intel SNA is default enabled in my ubuntu 13.04 installation. Don't know about other distro's.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tmpdir View Post
            Just checked, but Intel SNA is default enabled in my ubuntu 13.04 installation. Don't know about other distro's.
            Ah… Well, I built the xf86-video-intel package under Arch Linux and the ./configure wrote something like “Checking which acceleration method to use by default… uxa.”
            This is without passing it any option as far as I could see.

            Also:
            Code:
            $ grep -Ei "sna|uxa" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
            [     6.709] (II) UXA(0): Driver registered support for the following operations:

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            • #7
              The SNA XVideo tearing bug (#65048) introduced in 2.21.8 is already fixed in git.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by stqn View Post
                Ah… Well, I built the xf86-video-intel package under Arch Linux and the ./configure wrote something like “Checking which acceleration method to use by default… uxa.”
                This is without passing it any option as far as I could see.

                Also:
                Code:
                $ grep -Ei "sna|uxa" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
                [     6.709] (II) UXA(0): Driver registered support for the following operations:

                Ubuntu enabled it by default but upstream still has UXA as the default. Arch follows upstream.

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                • #9
                  delete please

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