CPU never waits inside eglSwapBuffers

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    I’m using an omap4 device (pandaboard) running OpenGL ES 2.0 directly on the framebuffer using libpvrPVR2D_FLIPWSEGL.so.

    My rendering code looks something like this:

    while(1) {





    eglSwapBuffers(display, window);


    After instrumenting the code I realize that the eglSwapBuffers() usually takes ~30µs and the wait that makes the app redraw the scene at the actual display framerate happens during rendering inside glDrawArrays(). The CPU load is ~1% according to ‘top’ so it’s not that it has too much work to do but rather waiting (for the GPU I guess).

    This is unfortunate as inside render_the_scene() the sceneMutex is held and all other threads in my app are not able to do any updates to the scene.

    I’m a bit puzzled as this is different from all other OpenGL implementations my application is running on. Is this how it’s supposed to work or am I doing something wrong here?

    Any ideas or hints are welcome.

    This is using SDK_4_04_00_03 (as downloaded from TI)

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