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Re: Performance tuning the Fedora Desktop



On Thursday, 6 May 2004, Will Cohen wrote:

> I work on performance tools at Red Hat. I have been told there is
> interest in tuning the desktop to improve performance. I have a
> number
> of questions to help identify the work needed in this area. I would
> be 
> interested in any answers that people have for the following
> questions.
> 
> 
> What is the set of software in the "Desktop" (executable names
> and/or
> RPM packages)?
> 
> What specific performance problems have people observed so far in
> the
> desktop?  For example heavy CPU or memory usage by particular
> applications. Another example long latency between event and
> resulting
> action.
> 
> What metrics were used to gauged the effect of software changes on
> performance?
> 
> What performance tools have people used so far to identify
> performance
> problems with desktop applications?
> 
> How well or poorly did the performance tools work in identifying
> the
> performance problem?
> 
> Were benchmarks used to test performance of desktop applications?
> If
> so, what type of benchmarks were used (e.g. micro benchmarks or
> measuring the amount of time required to do something in an
> application program)?
> 
> Were the benchmarks runnable in batch mode without human
> assistance?
> 
> 
> -Will
> 
> 
> 


I think that up2date needs an optimization. More info later...



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