Input latency

Daniel van Vugt daniel.van.vugt at
Mon Dec 16 05:52:37 UTC 2013

If I had a theory, I could test if it correlates with the spikes. At the 
moment I don't even have a theory.

The other weird thing I didn't mention was that the "lowlatency" kernel 
has higher latency :). But it was worth a try. As are different kernel 
schedulers, I haven't tried playing with them yet.

On 13/12/13 18:27, Christopher James Halse Rogers wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-12-13 at 17:31 +0800, Daniel van Vugt wrote:
>> Here are some fun numbers I've collected about the latency between input
>> events sent from the top-level Mir server to a client. All in
>> milliseconds...
>> Desktop (3.12.0-7-generic)
>> Direct 0.8ms
>> Nested 1.3ms
>> Desktop (3.11.0-11-lowlatency)
>> Direct 1.0ms
>> Nested 1.7ms
>> Nexus4 (3.4.0-3-mako)
>> Direct 0.9ms
>> Nested 1.5ms with high variance; frequent spikes to 73ms. Sometimes 700ms.
> Do we have any way to get insight into the spikes? Something strange is
> obviously happening when the variance is ~3 orders of magnitude.

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