drm-i915kms + x11-intel eats out all of the ram and swap but not with x11-scfb

Niclas Zeising zeising+freebsd at daemonic.se
Sat Apr 18 06:36:24 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-17 21:09, Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 7:02 PM Jan Beich <jbeich at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> xf86-video-intel support ends after CoffeeLake. Current version in ports/
>> is more than 1 year old, so maybe try the patch in bug 236003.
>> Outside of DDX Intel deprecated pre-Broadwell support:
>> - beignet is abandoned in favor of compute-runtime (aka NEO)
>> - intel-vaapi-driver is maintenance-only in favor of media-driver
>> - i965 development slowed down in favor of iris (default since Mesa 20.0.0)
> Thank you Jan! To be honest I just need several monitors to work, web
> browser, KiCAD, FreeCAD, Blender, most of my work I do in a
> terminal+tmux anyway :-) Nice image quality, 3D acceleration, and
> OpenCL would be really nice to have but not a blocker to work (it
> would bring efficiency and comfort for sure). For years I was using
> simple vesa video driver on my FreeBSD laptop and I could live with
> that. I had another machine for multimedia (macOS). Now  I am working
> only on a FreeBSD laptop, so basic work requirements come first. I am
> keeping my fingers for DRM KMS Intel for my laptop (multiple monitors)
> and AMDGPU OpenCL for my workstation (GPU computing). Threre is no
> reason to invest time into something that is dead already (x11-intel).

You should be able to get this with drm-kmod as the kernel driver and 
the modesetting xorg-server driver, everything except OpenCL, at least.
For AMDGPU you might still want to use xf86-video-amdgpu instead of 
modesetting, if you prefer.


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