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Re: rxvt slow to get the prompt if another rxvt is already open on windows 7 64bit

On Aug 12 13:35, Andy Koppe wrote:
> 2009/8/12:
> > I have been using for long time cygwin on WinXP Prof 32bit and the
> > terminal I always use is the rxvt. Everything has always worked properly.
> > Now I will get a new PC and I am thinking to switch to windows 7 64bit
> > (the official release just released some days ago), so I am doing some
> > tests because the not-correct-functionality of cygwin and rxvt would be a
> > no-go for it.
> >
> > Up to now almost everything seem to work. The only problem that I have is:
> >
> > * I start one rxvt console --> fast startup, I get fast the prompt,
> > everything nice.
> > * I keep that console open and I start another rxvt console --> the rxvt
> > window pops up, but until I get the prompt it stays in a "loading/not
> > responding" state for 5 to 8 seconds. Then once I get the prompt
> > everything works fine
> > * same thing with every rxvt console I open afterward (without closing the
> > previous ones).
> > * I close all of them, I start again the procedure --> same result: the
> > first is fast all other are slow.
> I had the same issue with mintty, and it was the creation of a utmp
> entry that did it (which is why that's off by default now).
> Try invoking rxvt with -ut. (Or possibly +ut; I'm not quite sure which
> way round the switch goes.)

I just tried that on W7 and W7 64.  I can't reproduce any specific
slowness starting with he second invocation of rxvt, incuding writing
the utmp entry.  The startup time is always the same, roughly a second,
regardless of the number of already open rxvt windows.

It would be nice if somebody who *can* reproduce this behaviour would
be actually debugging it, rather than just workaround it.


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