[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygwin-1.7.6-1

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Sat Aug 21 08:54:00 GMT 2010

On 8/20/2010 8:56 PM, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> - Improve performance of stat and a few other functions. ls(1) should
>> be up to 30% faster
> I have a directory (500MB, 30 files) which contains mainly 'exe' (setups for
> TB, FF, OO etc.). If I try 'ls -l' in this directory, the first time it take
> about 30 seconds to list the files. After the first time, the listing is
> almost without delay. The same happens also with 'ls -l /usr/bin'.
> When there is the 'hang' (30 secs.), Task Manager shows that AVG9 takes about
>  50% of CPU: this occurs *only* with 1.7.6 but _not_ with 1.7.5, with which
> 'ls -l' is almost immediate, regardless of the number and type of files.
> Obviously I have tested this, each time, with a 'fresh machine', to avoid
> 'cache' effects.
> The system is WinXP SP3, AMD Athlon 64X2DC 2.03GHz, 1.75GB RAM.

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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