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RE: slow windows foreground operation after installing cygwin-1.5.17-1

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Charles D. Russell
> Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 11:23 AM
> To: cygwin cygwin
> Subject: Re: slow windows foreground operation after 
> installing cygwin-1.5.17-1
> The new cygwin1.dll (1.5.17-1) now lets me run fortran 
> programs with large static arrays that occupy most of the 
> available memory, but it is no longer possible to run Windows 
> programs (MSWord or even Windows Explorer) in the foreground 
> while a big math problem is chugging along in the background. 
> The foreground Windows process appears not to get enough 
> priority in the time sharing allocation to function at a usable speed.

What Mark said, plus, if you are using up as you say "most of the available
memory" (and are actually using it not just allocating it), you are starving
the rest of the system for RAM, and then you start hitting your pagefile.
== slow.

Gary R. Van Sickle

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