There's a new patch at rage3d that solve some part of the nwn memory leak problem (as well as reducing kernel complaints about the driver)
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 32168 [details, diff]
Patch to ati-drivers 3.9.0
I am the original creator of this patch, and would just like to say that it has NOT been heavily tested yet. It is possible that there are side effects that have not be observed yet, and as such it should be used with caution. On the lighter side though, I have not had any problems with it on my PC yet.
I cannot get hardware OpengGL - I get: Incorrect hardware module
My kernel 2.6.6-love4
Portage 2.0.50-r7 (default-x86-2004.0, gcc-3.3.3, glibc-2.3.3_pre20040420-r0, 2.6.6-love1)
System uname: 2.6.6-love1 i686 AMD Athlon(tm)
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.15
distcc 2.14 i686-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [disabled]
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache sandbox"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="ftp://ftp.belnet.be/mirror/rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo/ ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirrors/gentoo ftp://ftp.easynet.nl/mirror/gentoo/"
USE="3dnow X aalib alsa apm avi berkdb cdr crypt cups dvd encode esd flac foomaticdb gdbm gif gnome gpm gtk gtk2 imlib java jpeg lame libg++ libwww mad matroska mikmod mitshm mmx motif mozilla mpeg ncurses net nls oggvorbis opengl oss pam pdflib perl png python quicktime readline sdl slang spell sse ssl svga tcpd tiff truetype x86 xml xml2 xmms xv zlib"
cpu is that problem related to that patch?
I get this problem with patch and with out it
please open another bug about that and try with another kernel source (development-sources) and post (in the other bug the emerge info, the dmesg log and the X log)
The fix is on r1 I'm setting the bug as test resolved, I tested it locally and seems to work fine.
Thanks for the fix
I'm not sure this patch is needed at all. Please try the driver with:
Option "KernelModuleParm" "agplock=0"
in your XF86Config, ATI driver section, with the patch not applied. I think you will find the same results as having the patch applied. If so, I'd recommend the XF86Config fix over my patch.