Excessive Swap with MSVC++ and Wine

hatky hatkyinc at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 28 16:23:23 CDT 2003


sounds like a memory leak in the code sould be
addressed to wine-devel at winehq.com and you should
probably open a bug on this .....

wine-devel, can someone comment/help on that? (I think
there wore more details on the original message)

--- Stephen Mollett <molletts at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 27 Apr 2003 14:51, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > The problem is the amount of memory used by
> link.exe. At the moment, with
> > 256M of real memory and 1G of swap I quickly run
> out. Under Windows2000, on
> > the same machine, the link takes a long time
> (30mins - 1 hour) but does
> > complete.
> That sounds very similar to a problem I used to have
> with another program. I 
> used to run NewsXpress under Wine (quite a nice, and
> somewhat non-traditional 
> in design, newsreader) but I found that, even with
> 1GB of RAM, I had to add 
> lots of swap in order to download large numbers of
> headers. When I used to 
> run it on Windows, I was able to get tens or
> hundreds of thousands of headers 
> in 128MB RAM without even approaching the point
> where swapping would be 
> needed.
> I think it may be some inefficiency in Wine's memory
> allocation subsystem - 
> perhaps it consistently allocates too much which
> mounts up each time the 
> program requests more. (When I exited NewsXpress,
> only about half of the 
> memory it had claimed was freed; the rest had to be
> reclaimed with 'killall 
> wine'.)
> Doesn't help you very much, but perhaps it might
> help someone to track down 
> the problem.
> Stephen
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