Kernel scheduling algorithm and X.Org performance

Felix Schulte felix.schulte at
Wed Aug 31 13:56:06 PDT 2005

On 8/31/05, Alan Cox <alan at> wrote:
> On Mer, 2005-08-31 at 10:49 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> > to those that have wandered off for lunch.   (Especially DPMS - after
> > all, who cares how fast you're drawing to a powered off monitor?)
> More to the point *why* are you drawing to a powered off monitor at all
> in most cases. Drop a full sized window over the top of all the others
> when DPMS comes on, remove it when it comes off. Thats essentially what
> the screensavers are handling already.
This may still be not sufficient. Think about Firefox which renders
*everything* into a offscreen surface first (even hidden tab content)
and then copies it into the window.
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