[ubuntu-x] Jaunty upgrade report

Loïc Martin loic.martin3 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 12:38:26 BST 2009

Bryce Harrington wrote :
> Yes, one of the troubles with these performance bugs is it is hard to
> find a good measure.  As they say, "If you can't measure it, you can't
> improve it."
> Indeed, one of the major reasons I've been focusing my time on crash
> bugs rather than performance is that crash bugs are a lot more
> definitive to sort out since once you have a full backtrace there is
> solid data to work from.  (The other reason being that crashing
> behaviors seem the more vexing of a problem.)
> It would help a lot if someone could come up with some solution for
> this.

Did you have a look at Phoronix Test Suite ( 
http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/ )? I'm no expert, but on their 
driver and graphic chipset reviews they always have multiple 
GTK-performance tests (the tests should be in the gtkperf suite).

There's apparently the possibility to offer the test you want others to 
run along with the suite in a simple file (I never tried, possibly a 
tarball), else you can just run the tests you want to run yourself and 
send the link (tests are uploaded to Phoronix Global) to others so they 
can drag and drop it (AFAIU) on the interface and run the same tests, 
then have their results show against yours (or against their previous 


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