[Wine] Wine and Dual core CPU

Markus Hitter mah at jump-ing.de
Thu May 8 05:19:04 CDT 2008

Am 07.05.2008 um 15:54 schrieb James McKenzie:
> I hope that Wine can be rewritten to use n-1 cores, which will  
> leave at least one core 'open' in case of a runaway process.

Leaving one core free won't help you at all. Even with all cores  
exhausted you can still launch additional applications or tools.  
You'll get 50% of one core only[1], but that's plenty to find and  
kill a runaway process.

If you ever experience a totally locked system, this is clearly a bug  
of the OS. Ah, and please don't confuse a locked display process with  
a locked operating system.


[1] Here I've simplified real behaviour a bit.

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