Bug#567433: closed by Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> (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.
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