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A line in the sand for graphics drivers

A line in the sand for graphics drivers

Posted Jul 8, 2010 16:26 UTC (Thu) by Thalience (subscriber, #4217)
In reply to: A line in the sand for graphics drivers by nhippi
Parent article: A line in the sand for graphics drivers

FWIW, the Intel 8xx chips have hardware issues (related to broken cache-coherency between GPU and CPU [0]). Older versions of the driver never tried to do any memory management, so were not impacted by the hardware problems.

I have an 855-based laptop as well, and the lockups are very frustrating. But it isn't a matter of "driver bugs" so much as "failure to find a good workaround for hardware bugs".

[0] http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26345#c34


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