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Re: Midnight Commander is very slow when starting and changing directories

Disabled windows defender real time and cloud based protection,
restarted Cygwin. No change.

Updating cygwin will have to wait a bit.

2016-07-08 16:49 GMT+02:00 Marco Atzeri <>:
> On 08/07/2016 16:13, Krzysztof Bociurko wrote:
>> I'm using midnight commander with Cygwin 64 bit on Windows 10 64 bit.
>> After moving to a new machine and a clean reinstall of windows and
>> cygwin, my midnight commander started to get very laggy - starting mc,
>> any change of directory or exiting from finding files (to refresh list
>> of files in the two panes) takes long seconds. Restarting doesn't
>> help.
>> I have no idea what could be the reason for these hiccups. MC normally
>> works fine: arrow presses work well, viewing and editing is instant,
>> but this one thing takes up to 10 seconds - changing directories.
>> Searching in files has a similar lag, but only once (ie not in every
>> `chdir` it could have done). In non-mc cygwin usage this issue doesn't
>> happen.
>> The task manager doesn't show any abnormally high CPU or memory usage
>> on any process. I have `cygserver` running, using `bash` as my shell
>> and have no fancy `PS1` settings, my `$CYGWIN` is only
>> `winsymlinks:native`.
>> My environment:
>> * Windows 10 pro 64 bit, up to date
>> * Not connected to a domain, no network drives
>> * No anti virus software apart from the one built in Windows
>> * Two hard drives (system on SSD (C:), D: is a SSHD), quite a few
>> directory junctions from C: to C:, no loops
>> * I'm usually using fatty as the terminal, but mintty has the same issues
>> * GNU Midnight Commander 4.8.17
>> * cygserver is installed
> two ideas to try:
> - update cygwin package as 2.5.2 versus the 2.5.1 that you are running
>   has few bug fixes that could change the responsiveness.
>   (unlike to work but worth to try)
> - disable the windows anti virus.
>   Experience in the past with Windows Defender were disappointing
> Regards
> Marco
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