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Re: Cygwin slow on x64 systems

This is an old problem, the last I heard on it was something along the lines of:
"Cygwin's functionality/compatibility/robustness improved in necessary
ways, but performance was required to suffer"
>From a hearsay perspective, it appears to be related to fork/exec
performance, and more specifically probably related to proper memory

I'd say "Try using Colinux", but they haven't gotten their 64 bit act
together yet.  (barely decided they're going to try)

One other time I was frustrated and got 50% improvement using a
smaller shell, (sh) but really that's a drop in the bucket,


On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 7:41 PM, StephenBartlett
<> wrote:

    Same problem here. Has anyone figured out what it is yet ?
    Vincent Richomme-2 wrote:
    > On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 11:19:36 -0600, David Morgan <>

    >>      We use cygwin ...
    >> everything runs extremely slow


    > My QuadCore 3.GHz with 4GB feels like an old 386 when running cygwin on
    > Windows 7 64 bits!

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