Class GREMEDYStringMarker


  • public class GREMEDYStringMarker
    extends java.lang.Object
    Native bindings to the GREMEDY_string_marker extension.

    This extension defines a mechanism to insert textual markers into the OpenGL stream.

    When debugging or profiling an OpenGL application some of the most important tools are stream loggers, which just output a list of the called OpenGL commands, and profilers, which show at which points the pipeline is bottlenecked for a given part of the frame. The problem in using these is that there is a definite loss of information between the application and the used debugger/profiler. The application generally has a pretty good idea what is rendered when (e.g. rendering background, landscape, building, players, particle effects, bullets etc.), but the debugger/profiler only sees the OpenGL stream. To analyze the stream developers have to guess what is done when by following the program code and the log output in parallel, which can get difficult for systems that restructure their internal pipeline or do lazy changes.

    This extension is really only useful for these debuggers and profilers, and not for actual drivers. In fact, it is not expected that any standard driver would ever implement this extension. The main point of having this extension is to allow applications to have a clean way of accessing this functionality only when they are run under the control of a debugger/profiler, without having to recompile or change the application source code.

    • Method Summary

      All Methods Static Methods Concrete Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method Description
      static void glStringMarkerGREMEDY​(java.lang.CharSequence string)
      Can be used to insert arbitrary marker strings into the command stream that can be recorded by appropriate debugging tools / profiling tools / drivers.
      static void glStringMarkerGREMEDY​(java.nio.ByteBuffer string)
      Can be used to insert arbitrary marker strings into the command stream that can be recorded by appropriate debugging tools / profiling tools / drivers.
      static void nglStringMarkerGREMEDY​(int len, long string)
      Unsafe version of: StringMarkerGREMEDY
      • Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

        equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
    • Method Detail

      • nglStringMarkerGREMEDY

        public static void nglStringMarkerGREMEDY​(int len,
                                                  long string)
        Unsafe version of: StringMarkerGREMEDY
        Parameters:
        len - the length of the array. If string is null-terminated, len should not include the terminator. If len is 0, then the string is assumed to be null-terminated.
      • glStringMarkerGREMEDY

        public static void glStringMarkerGREMEDY​(java.nio.ByteBuffer string)
        
        public static void glStringMarkerGREMEDY​(java.lang.CharSequence string)
        
        Can be used to insert arbitrary marker strings into the command stream that can be recorded by appropriate debugging tools / profiling tools / drivers. They have no influence on the rendered image or the OpenGL state.
        Parameters:
        string - a pointer to the array of bytes representing the marker being inserted, which need not be null-terminated