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Re: Midnight Commander is very slow when starting and changing directories
- From: Krzysztof Bociurko <chanibal at chanibal dot pl>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:23:34 +0200
- Subject: Re: Midnight Commander is very slow when starting and changing directories
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Updated cygwin to 2.5.2, did not help.
2016-07-08 17:08 GMT+02:00 Krzysztof Bociurko <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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 <email@example.com>:
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
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