Slow directory listing

Lewis Hyatt
Thu Jul 5 22:41:00 GMT 2007

>   Could be something else interfering.  Known culprits include:
> Sonic Solutions burning software containing DLA component
> Norton/MacAffee/Symantec antivirus or antispyware
> Logitech webcam software with "Logitech process monitor" service
> Kerio, Agnitum or ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall
> Iolo System Mechanic/AntiVirus/Firewall
> LanDesk
> Windows Defender
> Embassy Trust Suite fingerprint reader software wxvault.dll

For what it's worth, there is one directory on my system where the same 
issue occurs. The first ls takes forever, then subsequent ones go 
immediately. It doesn't matter whether "-l" is passed or just a bare 
"/bin/ls". It's a similar situation to the OP's problem, it is a 
directory which contains only a few (~20) subdirectories, but each of 
those contains 10^3-10^4 files. I don't have any of these known culprits 
installed, I have as few background processes as possible running. I 
always figured it wasn't cygwin's fault, just some quirk with the 
windows file system...


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