[ubuntu-x] Jaunty upgrade report

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 13:40:44 BST 2009

Note that phoronix-test-suite is packaged for Jaunty, available in universe.


On 4/3/09, Loïc Martin <loic.martin3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> results).
> Loïc
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