Papers, Please article on Hacker News

I just came across this article on HN, and it seems to indicate a performance issue enumerating input devices on Linux.

Just thought I would bring it up here in case it hadn’t been seen before.

While the article seems to suggest this is potentially a problem in the kernel, I can’t help but think there’s probably a workaround in Lime?

I don’t remember if it was in the article, or in the HN comments, but someone pointed out that the version of SDL being used in Papers Please has some kind of faster input notification feature disabled, and the reason for the slowness is probably that SDL is falling back to a slower method of polling for input devices.

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