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RE: Cygwin suddenly prohibitively slow (conflicts?)
- From: "Manning, Sid" <sidneym at qualcomm dot com>
- To: "Barnhart, Robert M." <ROBERT dot M dot BARNHART at saic dot com>, "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:56:07 -0800
- Subject: RE: Cygwin suddenly prohibitively slow (conflicts?)
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> "CYGWIN_NT-5.1 barnhartr 1.5.25(0.156/4/2) 2008-06-12 19:34 i686 Cygwin"
> on a Dell Lattitude 830 portable (2.5GHz Intel CoreDuo, 3.5GB RAM, 111GB
> Yesterday, cygwin was fine. Today, a bash window takes 30-60 seconds to
> startup, and simple commands (ls, man, ps, vi) take 10-30 seconds to start
> running. Once they start, they seem to run fine. For example "time ls -l"
> in my home directory (only 6 files and 5 directories) shows:
> real??? 0m9.296s
> user??? 0m0.046s
> sys???? 0m0.171s
> Cygwin is the only reason I tolerate Windows but this performance renders
> it effectively useless.
> I suspect a couple of things that might be affecting cygwin since
> 1) I installed VMware Player 2.5.0 build-118166, but have not run it yet.
> 2) I loaded a VM image of about ~30GB onto my hard drive, but did not
> execute it.
> 3) Our company (SAIC) may be remotely installing Windows services, patches
> or even software IAW company policies. I can't necessarily? tell when this
> ?is happening.
> Are there any known problems with VMware and cygwin?
> Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this crippling
> performance degradation?
I wonder if your $PATH got screwed-up. I've had issues with when my $PATH contained slow remote shares.
I use cygwin and vmware player (version 2.0.4) daily and have never noticed an interaction.
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