Phoronix: Linux Still Needs Better OpenGL Debugging Support
Intel's Ian Romanick will take to the Linux Plumbers Conference tomorrow with a plea to work together to provide better capabilities across the Linux stack for better debugging and profiling of graphics applications/systems on Linux. The open-source Intel Linux Mesa developer himself calls the current graphics debugging situation on Linux a "disaster" to be fixed...
Even the existing tools could use some love, eg apitrace:
- the cli tool doesn't expose the buffer contents
- the profiling output format seems to change often
- building it always takes 15min of fighting with cmake. Whoever thought using cmake for it was a good idea ought to be shot