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  • Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak

    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is set to be released next Thursday and a release candidate is poised to be released tomorrow, but there's some last minute problems within the Lucid Lynx camp. There's a last-minute X.Org Server update that's being looked at as a result of a "major memory leak" that has been found over the past week...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE3MA

  • #2
    I have a feeling that Ubuntu 10.04 is like a toy made of pieces of Lego.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
      I have a feeling that Ubuntu 10.04 is like a toy made of pieces of Lego.
      It's an LTS release, so they're stuck between not wanting to ship with old software versions that they'll have to support for years, and not wanting to ship new versions with major bugs that will affect users today.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by movieman View Post
        It's an LTS release, so they're stuck between not wanting to ship with old software versions that they'll have to support for years, and not wanting to ship new versions with major bugs that will affect users today.
        Yea, but I'm curious to see how stable it is now that it comes out, especially on the server side.

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        • #5
          These GLX 1.4 changes were from 1.8.0. Why backport them in the first place to a LTS?

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          • #6
            Doesn't this only affect Intel graphic chipsets?

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            • #7
              Not surprised. Franken-Xserver -- freak. With all the backporting, it's surprising that it'll even boot up.

              With RHEL6 Beta being out (and RH employing developers rather than headless chickens), I really can't see too many people wasting their time on this hopeless mess.

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              • #8
                This is great and now we can hope for excellent results in Ubuntu vs. Win7 vs. Mac.This might not be related to anything but Intel hardware but we can all see how well Ubuntu is crafted.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by curaga View Post
                  These GLX 1.4 changes were from 1.8.0. Why backport them in the first place to a LTS?
                  Developers add ambitious patches like this fairly early in the development cycle and see what happens. That way, if the ambitious patches work, the next release gets some nice new features. If they don't work, then the developers remove the patches, and the next release is no worse than the previous one.

                  Of course, the real WTF here is the fact that GLX 1.4 has been around for about 10 years, and we're only now supporting it.

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                  • #10
                    let's just have lucid ship with wayland instead :-)

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                    • #11
                      Good thing they found out about this before release and are going to fix it. Of course that doesn't stop the Ubuntu haters from taking cheap shots at Ubuntu

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                      • #12
                        Is this issue isolated to Ubuntu's hacked together hybrid of xorg-server 1.7.x and 1.8.x or does it affect upstream's sources too?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kUrb1a View Post
                          This might not be related to anything but Intel hardware but we can all see how well Ubuntu is crafted.
                          Probably far better then mentioned OSes.

                          I hope they will fix this issue before releasing -rc, because I want to switch to Kubuntu and stick with it.

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                          • #14
                            You know, all this can be avoided with the use of smart pointers. There are, certainly, situations where you absolutely can't afford the small overhead of a light object such as a smart pointer, but all in all naked pointers should be only needed when absolutely necessary IMHO.

                            Also, using smart pointers allow you in many cases to avoid having to make deep copies of objects, so you can get an overall speedup in your code when using them.

                            But of course, we'll have the usual avalanche of bitching against U
                            buntu, Canonical and what not.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
                              I have a feeling that Ubuntu 10.04 is like a toy made of pieces of Lego.
                              Yeah, just like every other Linux distro.

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