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Bug 1694938 - gamemode is not working (activated) for games that still use plain
Summary: gamemode is not working (activated) for games that still use plain libgamemod...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gamemode
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christian Kellner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-04-02 06:19 UTC by Mikhail
Modified: 2019-04-08 14:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gamemode-1.3.1-2.fc31
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Last Closed: 2019-04-08 14:14:29 UTC

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2019-04-02 06:26 UTC, Mikhail
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Description Mikhail 2019-04-02 06:19:25 UTC
Description of problem:
For some games I see warning "Current CPU governor may impact performance" even when package gamemode is installed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q gamemode

How reproducible:
Reproducible every time .

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just launch the game "Rise of the Tomb Raider" from steam launcher.

Expected results:
No "Current CPU governor may impact performance" warning when I launch the game.

Additional info:
The other Feral game "DiRT 4" not affected and with installed gamemode not show this warning.

Comment 1 Mikhail 2019-04-02 06:26:42 UTC
Created attachment 1550887 [details]

Comment 2 Alex Smith 2019-04-02 07:57:30 UTC
Looking at the Fedora package contents, it seems there isn't an unversioned library link for the client library (should have /usr/lib*/ linked to

Before we started using versioned libraries in GameMode (, the client header only attempted to dlopen, rather than trying first. Rise of the Tomb Raider was compiled against that older header, so without, it won't make a request to GameMode.

A link is created when installing from source so I think this is an issue with the Fedora packages.

Comment 3 Christian Kellner 2019-04-02 08:21:29 UTC
As per the packaging guidelines the ("unversioned") is in the -devel package (i.e. gamemode-devel). @Alex, I guess there is no plan to update the "Rise of the Tomb Raider" (or there any other games?) to use the versioned one? I am tempted to move the link from the -devel package to the main package. For the time being installing the gamemode-devel package is a work-around that should make it work.

Comment 4 Alex Smith 2019-04-02 08:43:33 UTC
From us, Total War: Thrones of Britannia is also affected. No plans for patches to either game right now unfortunately.

Comment 5 Christian Kellner 2019-04-08 14:14:29 UTC
Ok, I have consulted a few others (Bastien, Richard, Peter) and the consensus was that this is unfortunate; and we are just going to ship the libgamemode*.so in the main package for the time being. Alex, it would be great if the games could maybe be updated eventually so we don't have to have that work-around forever ;)

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