[CentOS-devel] Centos 7 VS Gnome 3

Thu Mar 6 02:17:34 UTC 2014
Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net>

It's things like this that are killing gnome:

top - 21:45:20 up 20 days, 10:52,  5 users,  load average: 6.30, 4.24, 3.65
Tasks: 274 total,   2 running, 271 sleeping,   0 stopped,   1 zombie
Cpu(s): 13.5%us,  5.8%sy,  0.0%ni, 80.0%id,  0.3%wa,  0.3%hi,  0.1%si,  0.0%st
Mem:  32842188k total, 32237528k used,   604660k free,   115152k buffers
Swap: 67076092k total,  1051676k used, 66024416k free,   679320k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                            
 7261 gerryr    20   0 1735m 177m  16m S 475.2  0.6  12617:11 gnome-shell

$ glxinfo | grep renderer
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300)

This machine has an Intel HD P4000 GPU so why is it using llvmpipe?

gnome-shell is wrecking this machine.

Sometimes gnome will find and use the GPU just fine and others like this machine, no matter what you do it insists on
using llvmpipe which just kills performance.