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Re: slow startup after upgrade
- From: "John Hein" <3fbmqnhaz4 at snkmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:46:58 -0700
- Subject: Re: slow startup after upgrade
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Andrey Repin wrote at 00:42 +0300 on Feb 26, 2015:
> >> On problematic winxp box:
> >> [passwd, group, db_shell: 'files db', 'files db' & /bin/dash]
> >> 16.83, 17.03, 24.80, 28.79, 27.99, 27.39 sec
> >> [passwd, group, db_shell: db, db & /bin/dash]
> >> 23.51, 27.91, 28.78 sec
> > Doesn't sound good at all. Terrible in fact. That a 32 or 64 bit XP?
> > I didn't fire up my XP test machines for ages and I'm not overly enjoying
> > it, but I guess I have to. Oh well, hang on...
> > [...time passes...]
> > [...starting up...]
> > [...XP...]
> > [...32 bit...]
> > [...updating...]
> > [...testing...]
> > Hmm, no. In my case there's no visible delay starting mintty, and tcsh
> > is my login shell, too. mkpasswd and mkgroup are running comparably
> > fast as on my W8.1 64 bit machine I'm using for testing in the first
> > place.
> > Something strange is going on on your XP machine, it seems.
> Although I've migrated to Win7, I'm still using XP systems extensively, many
> of them have Cygwin, and I didn't see anything even remotely close to his
> results, ever.
> His messages basically left me speechless, I was afraid to guess.
> The half a minute startup of a shell, I could only attribute to environmental
I would not be surprised if some of the malware... err software that
our IT folks load onto windows installations is causing some problem
(BLODA-like effects in cygwin parlance). If other XP users in AD
domains are not having similar trouble, I'm content to chalk this up
to a local issue (that is perhaps tickled by some interaction with
cygwin 1.7.34+). For now cygserver is an acceptible workaround and
some day this XP box will be retired (wiped and replaced with
something other than windows).
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