failed to set mtrr: invalid argument
Paul B. Mahol
onemda at gmail.com
Wed May 20 14:16:28 UTC 2009
On 5/20/09, Robert Noland <rnoland at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 16:10 -0700, Chris H wrote:
>> > So, zapping is off by default now in 1.6.x. If you want it, add
>> > "DontZap" "off". The cross hatch is also gone, that is what the
>> > option is supposed to do. The session leader in a failsafe twm
>> > is the left hand xterm. Typing exit in that window should exit the
>> > session.
>> DOH! Sorry. My bad. I have since determined that turning off hald &&
>> improve performance. I built the X server with the hald option picked.
>> But, when I bounced the box, and started an X session (with a WM),
>> performance was improved. BUT. Performance pretty much sucks. I have 4
>> of these boards running with the onbord (mach64) video, and the mere
>> built in RAM. They run with better performance than does this one with
>> (200Mhz less CPU) comparable RAM && this one has 64Mb onboard && a
>> Gpu. But they also run 6.4-STABLE && xorg-6.9.
>> So, I'm going to experiment by rebuilding the X server w/o the HAL
>> driver - make option && untick HAL. Then portupgrade -fi xorg-server.
>> I'll report back should there be any improvement.
> So, the use of hal or not shouldn't produce any performance difference.
> It is only used to detect input devices kbd/mouse.
> One thing that I have discovered and I'm hoping for someone to send me a
> patch, is that if you build xorg-server without hal support it doesn't
> get linked to pthread libraries. This causes issues with libdrm on
> Intel at least. Not sure what else may be impacted.
I ignored this info first time, but I will ask now. Does this implies
that libthr is listed in Xorg ldd(1) output?
I use server build without hal support on 945GM(irq not MSI) and I do
not experience problems with drm/dri/OpenGL/xv or whatever other
protocol you name it.
> There is also my nouveau patch that you could try. That should get you
> EXA and Xv acceleration with the nouveau driver. Overall the reports
> that I've been getting have been good.
>> Thank you very much Robert, for all your time and efforts.
> Robert Noland <rnoland at FreeBSD.org>
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