latest cygcheck -c is expensive

Jason Tishler
Mon Sep 8 20:28:00 GMT 2003


On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 11:36:21AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 07:50:16AM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
> >BTW, I tried to give cygcheck from the 2003-Sep-08 snapshot a ride.
> >The ChangeLog and diff seem to indicate the required changes have
> >been completed.  Unfortunately, my timing showed no difference and
> >objdump showed no dependency on Mingw zlib:
> >
> >    $ objdump -p cygcheck.exe | fgrep 'DLL Name:'
> >            DLL Name: msvcrt.dll
> >            DLL Name: msvcrt.dll
> >            DLL Name: ADVAPI32.DLL
> >            DLL Name: KERNEL32.dll
> >
> >Is the above cockpit error on my part?
> Well, sort of, if you are expecting cygcheck to be linked with a mingw
> zlib DLL.  zlib is linked statically.


> I don't know why you aren't seeing a speedup.  It's substantial on my
> system.  On my PII 500 at work, the difference is 55 seconds for the
> new cygcheck and 1:29 on the old.  That's not as good as my previously
> posted figures but it should still be noticeable.  In fact, if you are
> running from a console window you can even see the difference in that
> the title bar doesn't flicker.

I see a minor speed up (now) -- 1:24 versus 1:18.  Note this is on my
laptop.  Maybe the disk subsystem is so slow as to dominate the


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