[Wine] Big files; Slow I/O

Jean-Michel Bruenn jean.bruenn at ip-minds.de
Wed Nov 21 08:59:05 CST 2007


wine has some issues when games are using big files, for example Guild
Wars - It's storing it's game data in one big file:

wdp at anni /games/Guild Wars $ du -h Gw.dat 
3.6G    Gw.dat

That results in very very slow i/o. It's not a file system issue (i
tried to higher read-ahead with hdparm, i changed from ext3 to xfs and
other games are running really fast on my box) thats why i think the
problem is wine related.

My questions:
- Any other users having problems with such big files (any other games
arround there storing data in one big file, resulting in slow i/o?)
- Any ideas how that could be fixed?
- Are there any unofficial patches to fix this issue?



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