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Re: basename(1) defect

The slowdown appears to be a problem with WinME, but I'll keep digging.

From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <>
To: Stan Tsu <>
Subject: Re: basename(1) defect
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 22:12:04 -0500

Stan Tsu wrote:
Thanks.  The echo works. I haven't verified whether the latest basename(1)
behaves in the same way because I've run across a bigger problem.

Has anyone seem severe performance degradation running Cygwin on
WinME systems?  I've seen my system just get slower and slower over
the past several months. Cygwin ops that took a few seconds to run
now are running into the minutes.  Are there tools I can run to see what's
taking so long?  I've looked at the WinME side and I don't see anything
obviously wrong (SYSMON says resources okay, no viruses, defragged etc).
Any thoughts?  Help!

First question. Have you been changing the version of Cygwin DLL during
this time (i.e. using snapshots)? If so, then try reinstalling the latest
release package (1.5.18) and see if that resolves the problem. If it doesn't
or if you have been using 1.5.18 the whole time, then that points to external
forces. You'll want to review your software installation/configuration

If you really feel this is a Cygwin specific issue, then start with the
basics.  Read and follow the problem reporting guidelines found here:

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That should help anyone here interested in evaluating your issue.

Larry Hall                    
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