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Re: Very annoying bash problem
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Bertalan Fodor <fodber at freemail dot hu>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 16:05:31 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Very annoying bash problem
- References: <414C08CF.email@example.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, 18 Sep 2004, Bertalan Fodor wrote:
> starting bash on my Windows XP computer (1GHz, 512MB) takes more than one
> minute!!! It seems as it reads a lot of things from the hard disk, but it
> writes nothing (as the free space doesn't change). It doesn't allocate memory
> as well. This also happens on my Windows 2000 (1.8GHz, 512MB) after a fresh
> install of cygwin, only it is not so much time.
> It appeared some months ago. The previous cygwin versions hadn't had this
> problem before.
How do you start bash? If you start a login shell, try a non-login
instead, and see if it still exhibits this problem. The --noprofile and
--norc flags should help you determine whether something in your startup
files is the culprit. If it turns out that something in the startup files
is causing the slowdown, the -v and -x flags should help. If bash itself
is slow, there's always strace.
|\ _,,,---,,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ email@example.com
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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