[aquaria] Troubleshooting Slow Performance

Ryan C. Gordon icculus at icculus.org
Tue Dec 29 04:15:48 EST 2009

> Hmm, it may indeed be the driver/kernel (that KMS, UXA and DRI2
> thing). Google showed some results from the Phoronix forums, and those
> who complained of this specific issue were not all on an Intel GPU.
> Some have stuff like R4550:

The scary thing is that, except for the framebuffer effect where the 
water ripples around you, Aquaria is about the most basic use of OpenGL 
you will ever see. It's a little alarming to me that it's causing so 
many problems.

I likely won't delay a release for these sort of bugs. The best way to 
get better Linux GL drivers is to have public releases of games that 
break them. It proves to be a good test case that gets the driver fixes 
done faster.


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