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Re: [SLUG] Preemptible kernels + Win4Lin performance skyrocket!
- To: Penguinillas <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Preemptible kernels + Win4Lin performance skyrocket!
- From: Andre Pang <ozone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Nov 15 17:21:02 2001
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.22i
On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 04:50:56PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> The preempt kernel makes it very smooth, especially for things that really
> push the driver interface between Windows and X, such as playing high
> framerate video. Without the preempt patches, Windows (controls and window
> frames) would become unresponsive whilst video was playing, so you couldn't
> skip, stop, start or move windows, etc. With preempt, it's *almost* fully
> responsive. Noice.
> My only trouble is a full machine lockup when Win4Lin shuts down.
Oh good, it's reproducible! :)
I'm getting the exact same symptom, Jeff -- win4lin locks up when
shutting down. Your message had great timing ... I actually just
played around with the win4lin + preempt patches; I think I might
know what's causing it to lock up. I'm just about to reboot, so
I'll let you know if my attempts were successful.
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