[vbox-dev] New event queue

Stephan von Krawczynski skraw at ithnet.com
Mon Oct 7 15:03:24 UTC 2013


Its a bit like the old w*doze effect that your screen updates faster and
workload looks more fluid when you move the mouse around (filling the queue
with events and pushing things that hang around...). Quite broken in terms of
multitasking of course ...

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Regards,
Stephan


On Mon, 7 Oct 2013 15:42:22 +0100
Alexey Eromenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why is this important? For running more VMs simultaneously or running one
> VM faster?
> On Oct 7, 2013 4:27 PM, "Andreas Löffler" <andreas.loeffler at oracle.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > on some OSes (like Windows) the application's main event queue is limited
> > to hold up to a certain amount of events at once by default.
> >
> > With the new event queue it's now possible to store (and thus process)
> > more events without the limitation mentioned above. And: No, it shouldn't
> > have any downsides really :-).
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> > Andreas
> >
> >
> > On 07.10.2013 15:48, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> >
> >>  From 4.3 BETA changelog:
> >> • Main: new event queue implementation which does not use the host’s
> >> native event queue for processing VirtualBox events anymore
> >>
> >> ... why is this important and what are the effects ? Any downsides ?
> >>
> >>
> > --
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> >
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