[webkit-dev] parallel painting

Zoltan Herczeg zherczeg at inf.u-szeged.hu
Tue Apr 6 04:42:30 PDT 2010

Of course, I did a lot of profiling before (using oprofile), and painting
was slow on my platform.


> Parallel painting would only be useful if the graphics layer is
> incredibly slow.  In most WebKit ports we do not see very much time
> painting, rather time is more often spent in layout, style resolution,
> or javascript execution/bindings.
> -eric
> On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Zoltan Herczeg
> <zherczeg at inf.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am working on a parallel painting feature for WebKit (bug id: 36883).
>> Basically it records the painting commands on the main thread, and
>> replay
>> them on a painting thread. The gain would be that the recording
>> operation
>> is cheap. Currently it is Qt specific, but I could make it more platform
>> independent if other ports are interested.
>> Zoltan
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