Problems with multiple Wine programs at once

Uwe Bonnes bon at
Thu Oct 10 02:44:25 CDT 2002

>>>>> "David" == David D Hagood <wowbagger at> writes:

    David> I have the misfortune of needing to use Windows based DSP
    David> compilers for a project I am working on. Fortunately, they run
    David> under Wine just fine.

    David> So, the actual makefile is executed by a native GNU/Linux make,
    David> but the compile and assemble parts are Windows programs running
    David> under Wine (using Linux's binfmt_misc to launch them.)

    David> If I do a normal make, all is well. However, if I try to do a
    David> "make -j2" then after a few moments all the wine processes will
    David> freeze. Doing a ps -o wchan shows all the wine processes stuck in
    David> pipe_wait, and the wineserver process in do_poll.

Start all wine instances with the --debugmsg +server argument. The first
started provess will get the server output. Pipe into a file and try to
debug. Post relevent parts here or make the debug log available. 
Perhaps than somebody will and can help.

Uwe Bonnes                bon at

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