severe performance problems in cygwin

Tim Prince tprince@computer.org
Mon Sep 17 13:36:00 GMT 2007


Boris Ouretskey wrote:

> I have severe performance problems with cygwin. Cygwin becomes almost
> unusable. 
> 
> The problem seems to go away when cygwin window is out of focus, e.g.
> when I click on some other window (not cygwin), cygwin performance
> rapidly increases.
> 
> It has something with output to console window. When I decrease the
> windows size performance also increases.
> 
This seems likely to be associated with your video driver.  For example,
you might be using a generic text emulation installed automatically by
Windows, when a driver meant for your video card might be better.  Do
save your hardware configuration before trying a new one.

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