Linked by Rahul on Sat 14th Mar 2009 00:00 UTC
Linux Fedora Project has been on the forefont of development and adoption of kernel mode setting to enhance the desktop linux experience by making fairly invasive infrastructure improvements that affect the interaction between Xorg and the Linux kernel. In the past, one of the common way to test Xorg performance has been to use glxgears. While that hasn't been a particular good way to do it ever, the switch to kernel mode setting for Intel drivers ahead of the Fedora 11 Beta release to be available shortly has exposed the fallacy of this. In short, don't use glxgears. There are better methods to assess performance.
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Comment by BSDfan
by BSDfan on Sun 15th Mar 2009 00:53 UTC
BSDfan
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2007-03-14

If glxgears is slow, there is a bug in the driver.. simple.

Edited 2009-03-15 00:53 UTC

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RE: Comment by BSDfan
by atriq on Tue 17th Mar 2009 19:55 in reply to "Comment by BSDfan"
atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

If Quake Wars is slow, then there's a bug in the driver. If glxgears is slow, I really don't care. ;)

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