How to launch glmark2 benchmark

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1 Introduction

glmark2 is an OpenGL 2.0 and ES 2.0 benchmark, developed by Alexandros Frantzis and Jesse Barker. It is based on the original glmark benchmark by Ben Smith. extracted from The glmark2 official web site [1]

2 Installing glmark2

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Glmark2 is under GPLV3 license, and thus not delivered inside any provided OpenSTLinux image.

2.1 Building glmark2

Execute the following command in the OpenSTLinux build environment:

PC $> bitbake glmark2

2.2 Installing glmark2 on the target board

Execute the following command in the OpenSTLinux build environment:

PC $> scp -r tmp*/work/*neon*/glmark2/*/image/* root@<ip address of board>:/
PC $> scp tmp*/work/*neon*/libpng12/*/image/usr/lib/libpng*.so* root@<ip address of board>:/usr/lib/   # libpng12 may not be required depending on the glmark2 version
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The size of the glmark2 files is around 60 Mbytes.

3 Using glmark2

Building glmark2 generates 2 binaries:

  • glmark2-es2-wayland, to launch glmark2 benchmark as a wayland client.
  • glmark2-es2-drm, to launch glmark2 benchmark as a native DRM/GBM openGLES application.

3.1 glmark2-es2-wayland

  • Start Weston (if not already started)
Board $> systemctl start weston@root.service
  • Launch glmark2
Board $> glmark2-es2-wayland

3.2 glmark2-es2-drm

  • Stop Weston
Board $> systemctl stop weston@root.service
  • The DRM display mode may need to be set and the DRM master token released so that glmark2 can use the DRM interfaces. This depends on the glmark2 version. For instance:
Board $> modetest -s 27:720x1280 -d &

Note: The connector and the mode are given as an example.

  • Launch glmark2
Board $> glmark2-es2-drm

4 Source code location

5 To go further

You can find the full documentation of glmark2 in the related Ubuntu man page

6 References