[rescue] Framebuffer memory footprint - was Re: G5 case

Kurt Mosiejczuk kurt at csh.rit.edu
Sat Jun 28 17:24:38 CDT 2003

On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, Mike Meredith wrote:

> On an Octane with SE+TRAM, the Xsgi process occupies 34M with 11M
> resident. This is a freshly restarted process, but with a default colour
> depth of 24bits. According to gmemusage, the physical device occupies
> 0K.

> Many (most?) SGI graphics hardware doesn't share memory space with the
> main system at all.

Bill posted a FAQ entry earlier that covered it well for Sun.

Apparently the Creator FFB series is PARTICULARLY bad.  But
most of the Sun frambuffers have a big virtual memory footprint
that throws off ps...

Apparently SGI just does it differently...


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