Audio Skips when Scrolling in Firefox

Dave Airlie airlied at
Thu Apr 19 14:01:37 PDT 2007

On 4/20/07, Andrew J. Barr <andrew.james.barr at> wrote:
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> Dave Airlie wrote:
> >> I'm getting there, any suggestions as to what to do about the skipping
> >> or is this even relevant to I should take this problem
> >> elsewhere (e.g. debian-powerpc)?
> >
> > You could profile the system while scrolling and tell us what is
> > taking up all the CPU time..
> Could you point me to some documentation on how to do that? I've never
> done such a thing before, sorry...

If you are running a relatively normal distro it should have oprofile

oprofile --no-vmlinux
oprofile --start

then when ready to test do
oprofile --reset
<do scrolling in firefox for a few seconds>
oprofile --dump
opreport -l

see what lib or function is on top of the list... either a Mesa or X
function :-)


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