Bug 503714 - latest i915 driver has very poor performance in certain games [NEEDINFO]
latest i915 driver has very poor performance in certain games
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mesa (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-02 07:34 EDT by J Gallagher
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:36 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:47:20 EDT
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mcepl: needinfo? (jbgallagher2000)

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dmesg log (37.41 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-15 12:01 EDT, J Gallagher
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Xorg log (30.87 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-15 12:02 EDT, J Gallagher
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Description J Gallagher 2009-06-02 07:34:29 EDT
Description of problem:
In latest rawhide kernel/xorg/mesa, running on F11 pre-release with i915 module results in very slow performance in games like glaxium, Secret Maryo Chronicles, SuperTux. This is on an Acer Aspire One with Intel GMA95 graphics.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Install fedora 11, fully update from rawhide
2. Install (from rpmfusion if necessary) and launch games like glaxium, supertux
3. Observe poor performance
Actual results:
Slow framerates/ unplayable games
In Secret Maryo Chronicles the fadeout effect between screens takes ages.
In lbrickbuster2, game is playable but the cpu usage is ~100% even with framerate limited, this was not the case in F10

Expected results:
Smooth framerates / playable games

Additional info:
Works fine in all F10 updates
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:58:35 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2009-06-15 09:10:59 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available), /var/log/dmesg, and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 3 J Gallagher 2009-06-15 12:01:10 EDT
Created attachment 347958 [details]
dmesg log
Comment 4 J Gallagher 2009-06-15 12:02:36 EDT
Created attachment 347959 [details]
Xorg log
Comment 5 J Gallagher 2009-06-15 12:06:14 EDT
Easy test in F11 is from 'yum install glaxium'

glaxium benchmark at 800x600 fullscreen is 12fps, in F10 it is 39fps
(glaxium -f -3)
Comment 6 J Gallagher 2009-09-16 10:03:50 EDT
This is fixed in Fedora 12 Snapshot 1 (thanks), can we have the fixes in the F11 driver please :)

Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 13:30:26 EST
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command

yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'

Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .

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.

[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
Comment 8 Chris Campbell 2009-12-02 09:17:01 EST
Adam (ajax), user here is asking for a fix backport. Will this be done?

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 07:20:36 EST
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Note please, that this is machine generated comment for large amount of bugs; due to some technical issues, it is possible we've missed some of the responses -- it is happens, please, just a make a comment about that; that we will see. Thank you]
Comment 10 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 07:29:38 EST
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Notice, that this is an automatically filed comment for all bugs with hanging NEEDINFO for longer time; it is possible by quirks of bugzilla, that some bugs are in this state even though you have attached the required information; please, make a comment to this bug ... that we should see correctly; I am sorry for the bothering you in such case.]
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 10:37:20 EDT
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:47:20 EDT
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