Benchmark of Wayland

microcai microcai at
Thu Nov 11 03:37:42 PST 2010

Wayland start a new age, when every one can write X server.
We can't forget who bring us the new age, the EGL.
Yes, if you can get GLcontext on raw framebuffer, then why can't we write X.
So, next generation X should be fully hardware independent.
X only depends on EGL and some basic system libs.
X will no longer have driver as module of built-in, because it is the EGL
and kernel that should manage the graphic hardware...

EGL and DRM makes it possible that X is only a GL program ......

so , I just hope NVIDIA and AMD can provide there hardware's EGL library so
that we can start using Wayland right away ....

currently we just have Mesa's EGL.. too bad .....
Hope ubuntu's decision can make some difference ......

2010/11/11 Chris Wilson <chris at>

> On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 17:08:02 +0800, Justin Lee <justinlee5455 at>
> wrote:
> > It will be good if similar benchmark could be observed in Wayland. I
> > expect Wayland will have the same order of performance as cairo-drm
> > although it depends on hardware and driver.
> Yes Wayland will be as fast as a well written DDX.
> -Chris
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> Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre
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