[Vm-dev] Win32 VM Service facility broken?

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Wed Nov 4 16:26:57 UTC 2009

Oh, that's right, now I remember. The problem was that I didn't have a 
good way to determine whether the VM was started as service or not and 
so (besides some heuristics) the only way to figure out was to contact 
the service manager. This can take several seconds and was deemed 
unacceptable when it turned out that plenty of people start Squeak 
exclusively via just launching the executable instead of dragging an 
image on it.

At this point I decided to disable it because there had so few uses of 
this facility that I was aware of. That was *years* back.

There are two options: Either you compile your own VM that puts this 
stuff back in, or you tell me how to *quickly* decide whether the VM is 
actually running as a service. There is a high probability that such a 
thing exists and I simply don't know about it since this code is a few 
years old.

   - Andreas

Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> On 04.11.2009, at 15:35, Torsten Bergmann wrote:
>> The VM provides the "-service" option and if it's broken we should 
>> really fix it.
> I seem to recall the service stuff is not compiled in by default anymore 
> because it led to long delays when running the regular VM. But as usual 
> I'm not at all familiar with Windows so I may be way off.
> - Bert -

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