[PC-BSD Dev] RECENT - Patch available for v9.1

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Apr 1 07:42:05 PDT 2013

On 03/31/2013 11:06, Curt Dox wrote:
>       Hey there, thought this might be something worth knowing. It
>       looks like a memory leak has been solved and is available
>       without KMS patches (meaning it solves that problem without
>       adding incomplete KMS support). For those AMD folks out there-
>       **From FreeBSD AMD_GPU wiki page
>       <https://wiki.freebsd.org/AMD_GPU> as of today (2013-03-29 16:26:41)
>           Current status (2013-03-29)
>     J.R. Oldroyd solved the leak issue on FreeBSD 9.1:
>     vm_page_alloc_contig() was only partially merged. Now that he
>     backported the missing bits, everything's fine. His patch, without
>     the drm2/ttm/radeon changes, is available online
>     <http://people.freebsd.org/%7Edumbbell/radeonkms/radeon-sys-9.1.diff>.
> This is important to me because I prefer to use AMD graphics whether
> integrated Radeon 3100 or added Sapphire Cyprus model card.  I
> personally do not feel qualified (/and do not choose to do so even
> with step-by-step instructions/) to properly patch the correct files,
> so I leave it up to those with more intimate knowledge of PC-BSD
> (FreeBSD).  Many of use AMD graphics folks choose NOT to buy another
> video card (nVidia) and are willing to tolerate VESA until KMS is
> completed for us.  The rest of the AMD folks who do not switch may
> solve the issue in other ways.
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I will be doing a build of -STABLE ISO's here in the near future, which
we will use to start letting users test this :) I've got an ATI laptop I
would love to see this work on also.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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