Severe regression in wine startup latencies

Daniel Verkamp daniel at
Sat Aug 27 20:11:59 CDT 2011

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Alan W. Irwin
<irwin at> wrote:
> bash.exe-3.1$ which echo
> /z/home/wine/newstart1/MinGW/msys/1.0/bin/echo.exe
> bash.exe-3.1$ time echo "hello"
> hello
> real    0m0.000s
> user    0m0.000s
> sys     0m0.000s
> This shows there is at least one command (echo) available under wine
> that executes with essentially zero latency.  So the problem cannot be
> the time wine takes to read the executable file
> (/z/home/wine/newstart1/MinGW/msys/1.0/bin/echo.exe in this case). But
> the rest of the commands I tried had latencies near 1 second.  (I only
> report the second run in each case to make sure as much as possible is
> cached in memory for maximum speed.)

Aside from any actual slowdown, this test is not accurate - echo is a
shell builtin.  Try timing running the actual echo executable (with
full path) rather than just "echo" (which will run the builtin).

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