Bug 129090 - WebGL EXT_disjoint_timer_query may now be implemented
Summary: WebGL EXT_disjoint_timer_query may now be implemented
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebGL (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
URL: http://www.khronos.org/registry/webgl...
Keywords: InRadar
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Reported: 2014-02-20 01:58 PST by Florian Bösch
Modified: 2018-01-27 23:08 PST (History)
9 users (show)

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Description Florian Bösch 2014-02-20 01:58:30 PST
The WebGL extension EXT_disjoint_timer_query was moved to draft: http://www.khronos.org/registry/webgl/extensions/EXT_disjoint_timer_query/

Vendors are encouraged to consider implementation of this extension.
Comment 2 Florian Bösch 2014-02-28 02:38:10 PST
This extension can be implemented by a UA if either any one of these conditions is met:

- The OpenGL 3.3 core profile is supported: https://www.opengl.org/registry/doc/glspec33.core.20100311.pdf
- ARB_timer_query is supported: https://www.opengl.org/registry/specs/ARB/timer_query.txt
- Direct3D 9 is supported: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb147308(v=vs.85).aspx
- The OpenGL ES EXT_disjoint_timer_query is supported: http://www.khronos.org/registry/gles/extensions/EXT/EXT_disjoint_timer_query.txt

The disjoint behavior lacking from ARB_timer_query and OpenGL 3.3 core can be emulated by the UA.
Comment 3 Florian Bösch 2014-02-28 02:45:49 PST
The ANGLE project ticket possible used for tracking this feature: https://code.google.com/p/angleproject/issues/detail?id=142
Comment 4 Florian Bösch 2014-06-09 03:11:58 PDT
Any possibility that the iOS8 driver could be updated to include a way to support timer queries?

ES 3.0 doesn't contain timer queries, and the EXT_disjoint_timer_query extension is not listed for the iPad mini retina (PowerVR SGX543MP2) or iPod touch 5th gen (PowerVR SGX543MP2).

EXT_disjoint_timer_query is listed natively for the Nexus 4/Nexus 7/Asus PadFone X (Qualcomm Adreno 320), Nexus 5/Samsung SM-G870 (Qualcomm Adreno 330). The Xiamoi Minipad (NVIDIA Tegra) supports ES 3.1 which has timer queries.

Since the SGX543MP2 is a pretty powerful chip, it seems plausible to me the capability could be there in hardware.
Comment 5 Florian Bösch 2014-07-18 09:07:04 PDT
EXT_disjoint_timer query is desperately needed. Measuring performance by way of FPS is completely unusable, as it mostly just boils down to 3 answers, 15fps, 30fps or 60fps. Programmers can't measure their WebGL programs, and hence they cannot optimize them. This is extremely bad.
Comment 6 Marcin Ignac 2017-01-16 06:10:32 PST
Is there any chance of this being implemented? It has been shipped in Chrome and FF long time ago..
Comment 7 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2017-01-17 10:13:57 PST
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