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Canonical Starts Adding Performance Tests To Mir

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Published on 15 May 2014 11:31 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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There's the start of some built-in performance tests for the Mir display server.

Josh Arenson committed today the start of a "performance tests" category for Mir, as part of their built-in testing harness. The only test initially added is the OpenGL ES 2.0 port of the glmark2 test. Running this test in Mir simply ensures the performance meets a baseline threshold for ensuring no really bad regressions make it into the Mir code-base for slowing down its graphics performance.

Of course, outside of the Mir code-base is a lot of testing going on for performance reasons, including our occasional independent XMir-based tests. Fortunately, with there now being a SDL2 Mir back-end we're closer to being able to benchmark natively various high-profile OpenGL games under X.Org, Wayland, and Mir without any interference from the XWayland/XMir compatibility layers. Albeit, we still don't know when Mir + Unity 8 will officially ship for Ubuntu desktop users.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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