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Re: Performance tuning the Fedora Desktop

On Wednesday 05 May 2004 22:11, 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)?

>From my point of view rpm -qa | grep kde would give a good starting list

+ emacs
+ java
+ mozilla (now seems faster than firefox strangely enough)

> 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.

heavy disk usage kill my machines performance, I work on a laptop with a fast 
CPU and plenty of ram.

> What metrics were used to gauged the effect of software changes on
> performance?

One point I will note is that KDE seems a lot speedier now I've upgraded to 
3.2 line.


> 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

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