cygwin/x symantec antivirus conflict

Casey Smith
Thu Oct 14 04:24:00 GMT 2004

I just thought I'd let you know that the new snapshot made a big difference
in a delay problem I was having with the x11 version of emacs.  Typing C-k
to send a line to the kill ring would cause all my emacs windows to hang for
minutes.  The kernel process "System" (not "System idle process") on the
task manager would jump up to 90% cpu usage and sit there chugging.  Same
thing if I tried to select text.  But only in a windowed emacs.  Oddly, the
same thing in an xterm or in an emacs invoked with -nw ("no window" so that
it runs in the xterm) would be fine.  

Even just having an emacs window open in the background would cause "System"
to eat 20% of my cpu cycles.

But that's all fixed with the new snapshot.  Cutting/selecting text is
instantaneous, and "System" stays down at 0% cpu usage where it belongs.

System: XP w/ SP2 running on a Pentium M 1.6GHz.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Faylor [] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: cygwin/x symantec antivirus conflict

On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 03:58:58PM -0500, Dick Repasky wrote:
>On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>Would you mind trying a new snapshot?
>The snapshot is terrific. What took several minutes before now takes 10

You're welcome.  What OS are you using XP, Me, etc.?


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