Re: Thin Client Benchmark Testing
- From: Federico Mena Quintero <federico ximian com>
- To: Dave Richards <drichard largo com>
- Cc: performance-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Thin Client Benchmark Testing
- Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 18:40:48 -0600
On Tue, 2005-11-01 at 13:01 -0500, Dave Richards wrote:
> Our most common device is an NCD Explora 451, circa 1996. Up to GTK
> 2.6 they have worked fine. They obviously aren't as fast as new
> devices, but work well for the GNOME desktop, Evolution, OpenOffice
> and Firefox.
> Our new thin clients are HP devices, running 800Mhz Crusoe chips with
> a mini-Linux kernel on them.
I just ran a quick test on my ridiculously fast P4.
If I use "X -extension RENDER :2" to disable the RENDER extension, and
run a gnome-session in that server, everything is *incredibly* slow.
We seriously suck when the RENDER extension is not presesnt.
I don't know yet why that happens. Interestingly enough, running
sysprof shows that *all* the time (94%) goes to the X server. I wonder
why that happens, since, well, aren't we falling back to doing
Your best bet is to see what GTK+ does in the fallback code that makes
it so slow.
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