stuff running slowly

marco atzeri
Tue Aug 28 15:00:00 GMT 2012

On 8/26/2012 10:03 AM, wrote:
> Hi.  Please cc me on any answers, as I am not subscribed to the list.
> I have a recent (a few weeeks old) cygwin install on my Win 7 laptop
> Core i5 (Sandy Bridge) + an SSD.
> When I first did the install I thought I saw a performance improvement
> over the ~ 1 year old install I had.  In the past two weeks though, it
> has slowed way down.  Running
> 	./configure && make && make check
> in the gawk master branch takes close to half an hour, maybe more!  On
> simlar hardware under Linux, it takes less than a minute.
> I had to disable the bash_completion stuff at startup to even get a
> shell prompt within a reasonable amount of time.
> Clerly something is wrong somewhere, but I'm not a Windows god so I
> have no idea where to look.
> Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Arnold Robbins
> (Gawk maintainer)

on a not very fast laptop, using the last source package I have:

$ time cygport gawk-4.0.1-1.cygport compile

real    2m59.539s
user    1m52.266s
sys     1m34.082s

$ time cygport gawk-4.0.1-1.cygport check

real    1m53.997s
user    0m25.064s
sys     1m3.221s

so it seems a specific issue on your machine.

Likely some type of
usually an antivirus one....

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