This is probably for reasons very similar to bug 28252, but the symptoms (and
test case) are sufficiently different that I decided to file a new bug.
When one uses xrandr to change the screen size while a double-buffered opengl
application is currently running, and then makes the opengl window full screen
(or if the window became fullscreen as the result of changing the screen size),
the result is extreme flickering. Every other displayed frame is wrong. An
error message of the form:
Couldn't reference dri2 back buffer handle 0x00000004: No such file or directory
is spammed to the console.
To reproduce, start with a large-ish display (i.e. 1680x1050 on my laptop),
use the patched glxgears from bug 28252 to add the -override option. Then run
glxgears -override -geometry 640x480 to create a 640x480 window in the top
left corner, which will work fine. Next, run xrandr -s 640x480 and watch the
It works the other way, too: start with a screen size of 640x480, create a
1680x1050 window, and then use xrandr to change the screen size to 1680x1050:
same (broken) result.
There is no problem changing the screen size if the opengl window doesn't end
I'm using a T500 laptop with a GM45, xserver 1.8.1, git
kernel/mesa/xf86-video-intel. This is a regression from xf86-video-intel
2.10.0, bisection results follow.
51c75906329a4727e37c8d1f64f257ea9602caa2 is the first bad commit
Author: Jesse Barnes <email@example.com>
Date: Fri May 1 14:52:26 2009 -0700
DRI2: support new DRI2 APIs
The new interfaces allow for improved buffer swap, and support for the
SGI_swap_control, SGI_video_sync and OML_sync_control GLX extensions.
The Intel implementation allows page flipping to occur for swaps that
are full screen and not rotated.
Signed-off-by: Jesse Barnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Does this still happen with current bits? Several fixes landed in xf86-video-intel, xserver, mesa and libdrm and the kernel that may have affected this.
Nevermind, I see it does still happen, debugging now.
Created attachment 36695 [details] [review]
update dri2 buffers if drawable serial changes
Can you give this patch a try? It works for me and I think it's a good way of solving this problem.
Yes, that seems to fix it, thanks.
This should also fix the cause of:
Author: Chris Wilson <email@example.com>
Date: Sat May 29 16:37:12 2010 +0100
dri: Only flip if the front and back pixmaps match.
An unredirected window (thanks Michel for the reminder) is backed by the
Screen pixmap, and so uses a reference of that as its front buffer. The
back buffer is a pixmap appropriately sized for the drawable. When the
application requests to swap its buffers, obviously we cannot simply
exchange the front and back buffer as they do not match, but need to copy
the appropriate region from the back to the front.
Signed-off-by: Chris Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(but not eliminate its necessity.)
Final fix sent out to the xorg-devel list with keithp's review. Should land in xserver master soon.