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RE: speed of X server
- To: "'Brian Michael Genisio'" <genisiob at pilot dot msu dot edu>
- Subject: RE: speed of X server
- From: Suhaib Siddiqi <ssiddiqi at inspirepharm dot com>
- Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 16:36:04 -0400
- Cc: "'cygwin-xfree at sourceware dot cygnus dot com'" <cygwin-xfree at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
Cygwin UNIX emulation causes some slow down.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Michael Genisio [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 12:19 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: speed of X server
> I love the Xfree distribution under windows. Of course,
> because of the cygwin
> layer, XFree in windows is quite a bit slower than XFree in
> most UNIX flavors
> on the same hardware. I was wondering why this is... to get
> a handle on it.
> Windows, in general is slower than most Unix flavors. That
> is the first
> problem, but then how does cygwin slow things down? Does it
> have to do with
> DLLs? For instance, the latency for an XSync (which is
> really just a call to
> XGetInputFocus) on XFree under cygwin is much longer than in
> Linux on the same
> Are we dealing with network handling in the cygwin layer?
> Possibly the select
> call is implemented slowly? Or might this have to do with
> the way Windows
> handles its scheduler?
> I am very curious about this, so if anyone knows what it is about
> cygwin/windows that makes XFree so much slower.
> Long Live Open Source!!!
> Brian Genisio