Bug 20869 - alienarena causing error: i915_program_error: Exceeded max nr indirect texture lookups
Summary: alienarena causing error: i915_program_error: Exceeded max nr indirect textur...
Alias: None
Product: Mesa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Drivers/DRI/i915 (show other bugs)
Version: 7.2
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Default DRI bug account
QA Contact:
Keywords: NEEDINFO
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-25 23:05 UTC by Jason Haar
Modified: 2009-04-23 18:51 UTC (History)
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Description Jason Haar 2009-03-25 23:05:41 UTC
Hi there

I'm running FC10 on a Dell D430 laptop with an Intel 945GM video card, and when I try to play alienarena, it works (slowly) for around 30 seconds and then nearly freezes. The game becomes nearly totally unresponsive (around 60 sec to notice a keyclick) - however the audio merrily continues at normal pace.

When it exits, you see the following error

Mesa 7.3-devel implementation error: i915_program_error: Exceeded max nr indirect texture lookups
Please report at bugzilla.freedesktop.org
Sending shutdown to

I have read bug 11131 which was to do with the same error from wine-based WOW. Someone there said if a similar bug was found with a different app, it should be reported separately - so here it is :-)

BTW: alienarena is based on openarena, is native Linux (not wine!), and on my laptop, openarena works just fine. So hopefully this will give you guys a more useful mechanism to track down the issue.

I wanna blow up some aliens! ;-)


Comment 1 Eric Anholt 2009-04-05 19:31:05 UTC
Works fine for me as far as I can tell with Mesa master.  Please provide the information requested in http://intellinuxgraphics.org/how_to_report_bug.html to see if we can reproduce the problem.

I likely fixed this bug in Mesa with:

commit 91d0020eecb78ef2984fd0afafc5d555c0e957d8
Author: Eric Anholt <eric@anholt.net>
Date:   Sat Oct 4 18:20:35 2008 -0700

    i915: Refine the texture indirect lookup accounting.
Comment 2 Eric Anholt 2009-04-23 18:51:22 UTC
Closing since it works with current Mesa, and there's a likely specific fix for the problem.

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