Wine-Staging 1.7.39 Works On Speeding Up Wineserver Calls
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 22 March 2015 at 04:43 PM EDT. 36 Comments
WINE --
Following Friday's release of Wine 1.7.39, Wine-Staging 1.7.39 was released this Sunday with hundreds of extra patches on top of Wine.

Beyond the existing Wine-Staging-only features like DXVA2 API, Threadpool and CUDA 7, GPU PhysX support, and other functionality, the 1.7.39 update adds a bit more.

The Wine-Staging 1.7.39 release in particular has focused on speeding up one of the slowest areas of Wine: calls to the wineserver. The wineserver handles calls that Windows programs normally make to the Windows kernel, but in the case of Wine are passed to this program. Wine-Staging 1.7.39 adds a new shared memory communication method and optimizations to frequently used functions. The speed-ups though are hidden behind a STAGING_SHARED_MEMORY environment variable and also require Linux 3.17+ for file sealing and memfds support.

More details on this Wine-Staging update via Wine-Staging.com.
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