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Bug#567433: closed by Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> (Re: Bug#567433: firmware-linux-nonfree: huge increase in used memory (RAM) right after system startup)

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 03:31:47PM +0000, Alter Ego wrote:
> Thank you for your explanation.
> Please, don't get me wrong. I accept your explanation and I thank you  
> for your reply.
> But don't you think that 32 MB just for enabling DRI is too much??

If this additional memory can be swapped out then I don't think there's a
problem.  If the kernel or X server is locking this extra memory or other-
wise preventing it from being swapped out, then file a bug on whichever of
them is responsible.  Either way this has nothing to do with

> Don't you think the huge icrease in used memory (more 32 MB) is a  
> symptom that something is very wrong with the firmware file (R300_cp.bin) 
> ?


> Also with the previous kernel I was using the graphics card with no  
> problems at all and without this 32 MB in icreased memory...
> Just one more question:
> Could you please tell me if you think I can disable the firmware without  
> having any problems? I don't do compiz or video editing...

You can explicitly disable DRI in xorg.conf.


Ben Hutchings
Logic doesn't apply to the real world. - Marvin Minsky

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