[Wine] Threading performance

Evil wine at eternaldusk.com
Sat Jan 21 17:37:37 CST 2006

Hi all,

I was just playing around with the Video Stress Test in CounterStrike:
Source, and noted a lot of odd stuttering.  The demo would run for about
 15 seconds at 13fps, then completely freeze up for about 15 seconds.
Then, it would start running again... only to freeze/unfreeze every 15
seconds or so.

Just for fun, I reniced all the wine processes down to +15.  The result:
 the demo runs completely smooth (well, at 13fps... but that's on
account of my low system specs) from start to finish.

I did some searching and noticed a similar report last year:

I wasn't having this problem last year, but I've updated so many things
in the last month (like moving from KDE3.4 to KDE3.5, and updating WINE
from CVS), so I'm afraid I can't pinpoint the exact cause right now.

Does anyone know of another, more permanent, workaround rather than
re-nicing after starting WINE?  Is there anything I can do/test that
might help the developers if this is a real threading issue?


AMD AthlonXP 2000+
ATI 9600XT w/128MB
1GB System RAM
Mandriva 2006.0, updated to KDE3.5

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