cygwin-1.5.24-2 serious shell execution performance degradation on WinXP x64 SP2

Carlo Florendo
Tue Sep 4 01:49:00 GMT 2007

Szymon Lapinski wrote:
> Recently I found a serious performance degradation in my gawk scripts 
> while running on WinXP x64 SP2, it appears that this is not only gawk 
> problem, but spawning child processes in a subshell at all.

Your cygcheck looks clean.

Child processes failing means that there could be apps running on your 
machine as a result of the software updates you had.

Check this message from Dave Korn explaining the BLODA:

And here is a [partial] list of those apps:

Is there some chance you are running any of them?

Thank you very much!

Best Regards,


Carlo Florendo
Software Engineer/Network Co-Administrator
Astra Philippines Inc.
UP-Ayala Technopark, UP Campus Diliman
1101 Quezon City, Philippines

The Astra Group of Companies
5-3-11 Sekido, Tama City
Tokyo 206-0011, Japan

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