Ask HN: Is there any tool for benchmarking responsiveness for Linux?

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  • system76-scheduler

    Auto-configure CFS and process priorities for improved desktop responsiveness

    System76 recently announced their responsiveness optimizer, System76 Scheduler [0], which basically works as a daemon, adjusting the nice value and the CFS knobs for processes in the box for increased responsiveness. They've claimed that the responsiveness is therefore increased, which I'm also believed so.

    However, this got me wondering, is there exists any tool that can report the "numbers" (e.g., scheduling latency) regarding to the responsivenss? Maybe Google has such tool for testing regression for Android or Chrome OS, sadly, I didn't managed to find one.



  • zen-kernel

    Zen Patched Kernel Sources

    Liquorix isn't the Zen kernel, but it's a set of patches on top of Linux, including Zen among others.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • lagmeter

    I built one! Arduino Leonardo and a light dependent transistor:

  • interbench

    Interactivity benchmark

  • typometer

    Text / code editor typing latency analyzer

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