Comment 413 for bug 252094
()_- [ We do use ut2004. It does stutter with 2.6.31rc (unstable code)
due to a performance improvement that requires a Mesa fix to avoid the
stuttering. The Mesa fix has been undergoing review.]-_()
He never mentions the fix. I haven't had time to look through the
intel forums to find the thread with the discussion.

Use of the rc kernels is a bad idea. You risk loosing functionality.
Best practice would be to use 2.6.29 and back-port all the GEM revisions.
( compare the two kernels and copy source files from one to the other )
I used to do this a lot. To me 2.6.24 was the best so I'd port back
all the junk I liked in the newer kernels. It's time consuming but
worth it if you want to keep everything going. Think Red Hat here.

Below is what I have:

Not much of an improvement.

-- "it's worst than that he's dead jim, dead jim dead jim." Bones
looking at the intel driver.

On 8/4/09, Tom Chiverton <email address hidden> wrote:
> Quote from Storm's URL : " within Mesa there are regressions where we
> could not even complete OpenGL tests with the current Karmic stack that
> had run fine under Ubuntu 9.04". Although it says the stack has less
> glitches, which is at least some improvement.
> --
> MASTER: Poor graphics performance on Intel
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of a duplicate bug.
> Status in xf86-video-intel: Invalid
> Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “xserver-xorg-video-intel” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in linux in Ubuntu Karmic: Fix Released
> Status in xserver-xorg-video-intel in Ubuntu Karmic: Fix Released
> Bug description:
> I experience significant performance loss with ubuntu 8.10 alpha 3 with my
> Intel DG965WH based system and SVDO/ADD2 video card. Actually, the
> performance loss started with ubuntu 8.04.1; I upgraded to see if there was
> any performance gain with the new version. While "glxgears" produced values
> between 1580 fps and 1496 fps with ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10, respectively, now I
> can only achieve something like 445 fps with ubuntu 8.10 alpha 3. I get an
> error message when starting glxgears that "TTM" was not available and
> classic mode would be used. Similary, the flight simulator "flightgear"
> achieves frames rates of 1-2 fps only.
> My suspicion is that some of the hardware acceleration features of the X3000
> system are not being used, and I don't know how to activate them with the
> new xorg.conf structure and the underlying automatic configuration approach.
> I would like to see the graphics performance go back to the values achieved
> in ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10.
> Your help / comment is greatly appreciated.
> Bingo
> [Update]
> Intel upstream has been in a multi-year effort to rearchitect X and the
> Intel 2D and 3D driver to provide better performance. While this work is
> underway, people are seeing variations in performance levels from version to
> version, for a variety of reasons. There are probably multiple unrelated
> bugs being reported in the comments here.
> It is important to note and remember that glxgears is *not* a benchmark
> tool. It simply measures how fast the driver writes images to the screen,
> whereas most 3D applications are limited by render speed, not merely blit
> speed. Instead use a 3D game (flightgear, tremulous, etc.) that has a real
> rendering workload to make comparisons.
> If you're definitely seeing performance problems and are able to narrow it
> to a specific cause, please do not comment onto this bug report - it's too
> lengthy and rambling already, and your issue will just be lost in the noise.
> Instead, make a new report and please be as specific as possible with exact
> steps to reproduce and as much detail and logs as you can. See
> for tips on making a good X bug report.
> A troubleshooting guide, with additional background about performance issues
> on Intel is available at:

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