[Wine] Wineserver causing heavy CPU load

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 17:09:40 CDT 2008

2008/4/28 Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com>:
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Bad2theBone <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:

>  > I am running Fedora 8  uname -r = on my box with Wine 0.9.58.
>  > When I first installed it I noticed that my CPU usage jumped and
>  > stayed at 100% with wineserver taking > 85%.

>  I've seen that, too.  If you use strace -p on it, what is it doing?
>  Here's my report:
>  http://winehq.org/pipermail/wine-devel/2008-April/064999.html

I can't give logs or traces, but I can give you an anecdote - a year
or so ago, I used Google's original Linux port of Picasa (the one
which comes with its own custom Wine) on Ubuntu Edgy a *lot*. And I
would see explorer.exe using absolutely as much CPU as it could. I
noticed this because my laptop kept heating up to the point where it
shut itself down ...

(Now I run the Windows version of Picasa under stock Wine ;-) )

The symptoms sound similar, I'm wondering if it's related.

Oh, and explorer.exe's VM footprint was listed in top (which I know is
not entirely accurate) as about a gigabyte.

- d.

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