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Re: gnome-terminal benchmark

Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha wrote:
On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 02:19:42PM -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:

But is it interesting to time the startup time of gnome-terminal? While
that's perhaps an interesting benchmark as well, it has little
correlation with questions like "how fast will my kernel compile
go when run in gnome-terminal"?

But will cat end after all output has been displayed or before? (Due to
pipe buffers.)

I don't know. That is a good question. I don't know enough about the gnome-terminal internals to say.

If we are measuring wall clock time, timing the cat command seems
to be pretty appropriate.

If we are measuring CPU usage, then we need to find CPU usage from
the terminal *and* from the X server, so we already need to use a
tool like oprofile that can get a global view.

I agree.

Luciano Rocha

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