delorie.com: a weak link for the cygwin archives?
Fred T. Hamster
Wed Jun 20 12:24:00 GMT 2001
i'm having some trouble successfully finding things in the cygwin
archive. i was trying to be a good citizen by ensuring that my question
has not already been answered in the archives, but their search engine
is the least responsive i've ever seen.
the behavior i am seeing is this. i create a search on a particular
term (one word, in my case). the search failed repeatedly with
time-outs. finally after many attempts, it v--e--r--y s--l--o--w--l--y
produced the search results, which had 898 matches. the request is not
on the order of terabytes, in other words.
so, now i have a bunch of matches to look at for my search term. but
when i select one of the entries to read, the operation always times
out. i have tried hitting some of the matched entries many times over
the last couple of hours, but so far no data has arrived before the
time-out. oops, well of course when i just tried it again, i finally
got an entry to appear. however, there definitely do seem to be some
drastic performance issues at delorie. i have had more time-outs since
my success also.
i'm having trouble believing that this sluggishness is due to
thousands of people making search requests there, but possibly that's
it. however, their site is clearly unable to keep up with whatever load
they actually have on their search engine.
is delorie.com the only way to research questions in the cygwin
archives? i would think that redhat, having that nice affiliation with
google, would have much better support available for this purpose.
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