Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Gregory Gul » Fri, 15 Dec 2000 07:18:57



Has anyone noticed a memory leak in Xsun on Solaris 8?

I first noticed it a couple days after upgrading from Solaris 2.6
when I found the system had run out of swap space.  A quick look at
"top" showed that Xsun had a size of over 500M and I only have 600M
of swap space with 384M of RAM.

I'm running the same applications as I was previously under Solaris 2.6
on a 440Mhz AXi based Ultra SPARC.

I just noticed that after only about 8 hours of rebooting Xsun is already
up to 229M according to top and slowly growing.  The applications running
were only a couple xterms and Netscape 4.75.  The window manager is fvwm95,
which is the same I ran under Solaris 2.6:

  PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE  SIZE   RES STATE   TIME    CPU COMMAND
15625 root       1  59    0  229M  223M sleep  22:18  0.86% Xsun

I did check for patches but I already installed patch 108652-18 included
in the 8_Recommended patch cluster.

Is there a newer patch out or a workaround?

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Roland Main » Fri, 15 Dec 2000 23:09:19



> Has anyone noticed a memory leak in Xsun on Solaris 8?

> I first noticed it a couple days after upgrading from Solaris 2.6
> when I found the system had run out of swap space.  A quick look at
> "top" showed that Xsun had a size of over 500M and I only have 600M
> of swap space with 384M of RAM.

> I'm running the same applications as I was previously under Solaris 2.6
> on a 440Mhz AXi based Ultra SPARC.

Which kind of display do you have (PGX8/24(=m64)/32, Creator(3D), Elite,
Expert, other; try "/usr/sbin/prtconf -F" if you don't know it exactly)
?
Which kernel patch do you use (uname -a) ?

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Gregory Gul » Sat, 16 Dec 2000 01:18:07




Quote:

>Which kind of display do you have (PGX8/24(=m64)/32, Creator(3D), Elite,
>Expert, other; try "/usr/sbin/prtconf -F" if you don't know it exactly)
>?


Quote:>Which kernel patch do you use (uname -a) ?

SunOS server 5.8 Generic_108528-03 sun4u sparc SUNW,UltraSPARC-IIi-Engine

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Roland Main » Mon, 18 Dec 2000 10:15:40



> >Which kind of display do you have (PGX8/24(=m64)/32, Creator(3D), Elite,
> >Expert, other; try "/usr/sbin/prtconf -F" if you don't know it exactly)
> >?



Sounds like PGX32 (but I don't have one... can't verify that info...).

If it is PGX32, try latest patch for that _card_:
Patch-ID# 109154-04 Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: PGX32 Graphics Patch

Does it solve your problem ?

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Matt Atterbur » Mon, 18 Dec 2000 12:25:28




> > >Which kind of display do you have (PGX8/24(=m64)/32, Creator(3D), Elite,
> > >Expert, other; try "/usr/sbin/prtconf -F" if you don't know it exactly)
> > >?


> Sounds like PGX32 (but I don't have one... can't verify that info...).


is not a PGX32 or it's a different vesion [I have NFI on device naming
rules :-].

m

> If it is PGX32, try latest patch for that _card_:
> Patch-ID# 109154-04 Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: PGX32 Graphics Patch

> Does it solve your problem ?

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Gregory Gul » Mon, 18 Dec 2000 16:09:41


Looks like that patch is only available to contract customers.
Darn.



Quote:

>Sounds like PGX32 (but I don't have one... can't verify that info...).

>If it is PGX32, try latest patch for that _card_:
>Patch-ID# 109154-04 Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: PGX32 Graphics Patch

>Does it solve your problem ?

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Gregory Gul » Mon, 18 Dec 2000 16:11:47





>is not a PGX32 or it's a different vesion [I have NFI on device naming
>rules :-].

Ok, I dug out the original box.  It says it's a Raptor GFX 8P.

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Thomas Deh » Mon, 18 Dec 2000 16:07:00





> > > >Which kind of display do you
> > > > have (PGX8/24(=m64)/32, Creator(3D), Elite,
> > > >Expert, other; try "/usr/sbin/prtconf -F"
> > > > if you don't know it exactly)
> > > >?

> > > Ah, forgot to mention that:

> > Sounds like PGX32 (but I don't have one... can't verify that info...).

> My PGX32 is device

> is not a PGX32 or it's a different vesion [I have NFI on device naming
> rules :-].

> m

Makes me wonder whether you have misconfigured your PGX32.
pkginfo  | grep TSI
should give either the four packages from the
Solaris CDs, or the two packages from the "Raptor" CD,
but not all six of them.

Thomas

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Quote:> > If it is PGX32, try latest patch for that _card_:
> > Patch-ID# 109154-04 Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: PGX32 Graphics Patch

> > Does it solve your problem ?

 
 
 

Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Thomas Deh » Tue, 19 Dec 2000 01:02:25






> >My PGX32 is device

> >is not a PGX32 or it's a different vesion [I have NFI on device naming
> >rules :-].

> Ok, I dug out the original box.  It says it's a Raptor GFX 8P.

The Raptor is the PGX32. See my other posting
to check whether you have set it up correctly.
If you have installed the two driver packages from the CD and not
the four from Solaris 8, you need the patch for
those two packages rather than the Solaris 8 PGX32 Patch
which Roland mentioned.

Thomas

 
 
 

Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Roland Main » Tue, 19 Dec 2000 15:42:19



> >Sounds like PGX32 (but I don't have one... can't verify that info...).

> >If it is PGX32, try latest patch for that _card_:
> >Patch-ID# 109154-04 Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: PGX32 Graphics Patch

> >Does it solve your problem ?

> Looks like that patch is only available to contract customers.
> Darn.

You share this problem with many other universities... =:-)

Lycos' FTPsearch is your friend - try this URL:
http://ftpsearch.lycos.com/cgi-bin/search?form=medium&query=109154-04...

Be sure to _validate_ the *.zip archive with the patch CHECKSUM file
(ftp://sunsolve.sun.com/pub/patches/CHECKSUMS) !!!!

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Gregory Gul » Wed, 20 Dec 2000 04:12:03




>The Raptor is the PGX32. See my other posting
>to check whether you have set it up correctly.
>If you have installed the two driver packages from the CD and not
>the four from Solaris 8, you need the patch for
>those two packages rather than the Solaris 8 PGX32 Patch
>which Roland mentioned.

The CD the video card came with only has drivers for Solaris 2.6 and 7.
The drivers I'm running are the ones that came with Solaris 8.

The packages installed are:
system      TSIpgx         PGX32 (Raptor GFX) System Software/Device Driver
application TSIpgxw        PGX32 (Raptor GFX) X Window System Support
system      TSIpgxx        PGX32 (Raptor GFX) System Software/Device Driver (64-bit)

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Gregory Gul » Wed, 20 Dec 2000 04:14:47


Thank you!!

Unfortunately all the packages are zip'd, yet the checksums are for
a tar.Z file.  Hmmm...



>You share this problem with many other universities... =:-)

>Lycos' FTPsearch is your friend - try this URL:
>http://ftpsearch.lycos.com/cgi-bin/search?form=medium&query=109154-04...

>Be sure to _validate_ the *.zip archive with the patch CHECKSUM file
>(ftp://sunsolve.sun.com/pub/patches/CHECKSUMS) !!!!

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Gregory Gul » Wed, 20 Dec 2000 04:20:53


Never mind, they have zip file checksums as well.
I didn't noticed that before.



>Thank you!!

>Unfortunately all the packages are zip'd, yet the checksums are for
>a tar.Z file.  Hmmm...

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Roland Main » Wed, 20 Dec 2000 08:34:02



> >Thank you!!

> >Unfortunately all the packages are zip'd, yet the checksums are for
> >a tar.Z file.  Hmmm...

> Never mind, they have zip file checksums as well.
> I didn't noticed that before.

You may like this one-line checksum test (carefull: netscape messenger
may break lines... ;-(( ):
-- snip --
zipmd5=$(cat 110407-02.zip | md5); echo "looking for $zipmd5" ; wget
--quiet --output-document=/dev/stdout
ftp://sunsolve.sun.com/pub/patches/CHECKSUMS | /usr/xpg4/bin/awk
"/$zipmd5/ { print prev \" \" \$2 } {prev = \$1} "
-- snip --

Plug-in the ZIP/tar.Z of your choice and the "check " will tell you if
the CHECKSUM file has a match for this... :-))

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Xsun problems since upgrading to Solaris 8

Post by Gregory Gul » Fri, 22 Dec 2000 01:57:27


Ok, a couple days ago I installed patch 109154-04:

Patch: 109154-03 Obsoletes:  Requires:  Incompatibles:  Packages: TSIpgx, TSIpgxw, TSIpgxx
Patch: 109154-04 Obsoletes:  Requires:  Incompatibles:  Packages: TSIpgx, TSIpgxw, TSIpgxx

I'm still having the same memory leak problem:

  PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE  SIZE   RES STATE   TIME    CPU COMMAND
  361 root       1  59    0  502M  152M sleep  66:34  3.30% Xsun

This is after only 2 days!!!

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1. problems with Xsun (Solaris 7 x86)

I'm having intermittent but serious problems with Xsun. It is always
triggered by a browser (either HotJava or Netscape Communicator 4.5).
At some point while using a browser (like pointing to URL
docs.sun.com), suddenly display gets frozen, can't move a mouse,
can't use a keyboard. Do remote telnet, 'top' shows netscape or
hotjava sleeping, Xsun takes 98-99% of CPU. Tried to
'kill -HUP' , or 'kill' on Xsun pid, doesn't make any difference,
still shows 98-99% of CPU utilization. 'kill -9' breaks the remote
connection but still doesn't clear the screen,
I end up rebooting machine. Seems like a problem with Xsun. So far
doesn't happen with any other applications, only with browsers.

(just killing the sleeping browser doesn't make any difference,
Xsun still takes almost all CPU)

Solaris 7 x86, no patches, IBM ThinkPad 760ED, LCD display in XGA
1024x768 mode. Has been using Solaris 2.5.1 previously on the same
machine, don't recall anything similar.

Would appreciate if anyone can shed some light on what's going on.

Thanks,

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