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Re: Win7 64bit, why so slow?

2010/10/19 Gerrit P. Haase:
> Yes, again...
> Please help me, I have a new laptop, the fastest piece of hardware I
> ever owned, and now I am soooo disappointed because everything on
> Cygwin is slower than I have ever experienced before. ?I have compiled
> a lot of packages, some maybe remember my name, I was Perl maintainer
> and also maintained some other packages.

I have a similar laptop here. Ultrafast new Win7 laptop with latest cygwin,
but 32bit only.
cygwin is slower than on XP but not THAT slow.
64bit is reported to be slower but not THAT slow.

> I can not believe, that my ultra fast 64bit Win7 laptop can not
> perform better. ?It is doing nothing all the the time, besides waiting
> for the output of the next line. ?I called "make" today at 06:10
> today, after configure finished in the night before, now it is 21:25
> and the build is not finished, really! ?More than 15 hours... not
> counted the several hours it lasted to wait for configure to finish,
> just for building xmlroff... which is not really a huge package.

Maybe you are accessing network paths (// prefix)?
Try disabling the network, cards or service.

> ?I expected the whole thing to be about 100 times faster, 1 hour to
> run make, well ok that would be ok... ?anyone can tell me how long it
> lasts to build xmlroff on Linux?
> I don't get it. ?What is the problem? ?What can I do? ?Where to look
> first? How to fix this disagreeableness?
Reini Urban

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