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Re: Cygwin is VERY slow now
- From: Rick Rankin <rick_rankin at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 15:27:48 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Cygwin is VERY slow now
Actually, Microsoft has acknowledged that this patch (Q811493) may cause
general performance issues on XP. See
for more details.
--- John R Lyon <email@example.com> wrote:
> Lately, as I've read in some other messages, Cygwin seems painfully
> slow. However, I have this observation: "It is slow only on an updated
> version of Windows XP".
> I have Cygwin installed on the Windows 2000 machine I use at work and
> updated installations have continued to operate at normal speed. My most
> recent update of Cygwin was today (May 1).
> I have virtually identical installations on a Windows XP desktop and an
> XP laptop. They are also up to date and they are so slow that they are
> almost unusable. I first noticed the slowdown sometime last week. I DO
> NOT have the dreaded "//c" notation in my PATH.
> I tried disabling the virus checker and saw no improvement.
> My conclusion from all of this is that a recent Windows update was the
> culprit. To check this out, I just uninstalled the latest hotfix
> "Q8114993" from my laptop. To my considerable surprise, the laptop's
> version of Cygwin is now back to its original (fast) speed!
> Hope this helps someone and it would be nice to figure out a workaround
> since it's good to keep Windows up to date.
> - Jack
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