this really sucks - 37 seconds to do /usr/bin/ls

Peter Li
Thu Sep 22 12:43:00 GMT 2011

On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, jan.kolar wrote:
> jvsrvcs wrote:
>> OK , I was wrong.  I removed bash completion / git completion and on a
>> Virtual Box VM (windows xp pro x32 with cygwin installed)
>> /usr/bin/ls and most other commands take more than 30 seconds to complete.
>> The box is a quad core with 8GB ram and no other VM is running (host OS
>> is win 7 and cygwin runs blazingly fast).
>> I did not have this problem under Windows Virtual PC.  there must be
>> something I installed with the latest cygwin that is doing this.
>> /usr/bin/ls takes more than 36 seconds.
>> When I vi a file, I have to go take a break and come back for it to be
>> open in the editor.
>> any ideas?
If things like ls and vi are taking forever, doesn't it sound like your 
VM is borked or your hard drive is failing?

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