Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215790
compiz-0.3.2-1.fc7 slow when system under high load, caused by glfinish.patch
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm running compiz-0.3.2-1.fc7 on an NVIDIA "GeForce FX 5700LE" card with
proprietary driver version 9629. When the system is under high load (esp. high
system CPU load, many system calls), compiz reacts very slowly, all its
animations look crappy and even the mouse pointer moves with significant latency.
This problem only exists if the glfinish.patch from the RPM is applied. Without
it, compiz works just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run compiz
2. generate high system CPU load
3. move a window around
compiz is slow
compiz is not slow
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates,
which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are
encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their distribution
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in
the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as
INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem,
but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to
reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug
with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close
this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it).
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