Dan Kegel dank at
Thu Jan 29 00:52:00 CST 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 6:56 AM, Aric Stewart <aric at> wrote:
> Very interesting.  Here at CodeWeavers we have been very interested in
> benchmarking test and had very little luck finding ones that ran.

So out of curiosity,
I just dug up my old copy of WinBench 96 and tried it again.
The GUI has trouble measuring FILES= and the CRT's refresh
rate, but the workaround of just killing and restarting described
in still works.

This time I tried running the 32 bit CPU test.  It launched
ok and burned lots of CPU.  When it finished burning CPU,
I found a results file in c:\windows\temp\zd3.$$$ containing

Signature=Processor vendor prerelease 2 - expires Nov. 13, 1995. Not
for distribution.

So, there you go, my compaq presario r3000 is 20 times
faster than a 133 MHz Pentium :-)

The GUI kept outputting
err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x7ef29420 "syslevel.c:
Win16Mutex" wait timed out in thread 0019, blocked by 0022, retrying
(60 sec)
so something's screwed up, but at least I got some results out of
the thing, which is a first.

The disk test also seems to get launched and do something;
I'm tracking down a problem it has, and will follow up on that tomorrow.

More information about the wine-devel mailing list