Very slow Cygwin startup on Windows 7

Andrey Repin
Fri Feb 13 02:12:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

>> [...]
>> If you are accepting suggestions, and up for some experimentation, try this:
>> # getent passwd $(id -u) > /etc/passwd
>> # getent group $(id -G) > /etc/group
>> # echo -e "#\npasswd: files db\ngroup: files db\n" > /etc/nsswitch.conf
>> and start bash without cygserver running. Just for test.
>> The idea is to have "your" groups in files so that in simple case of (just
>> startup" Cygwin don't have to talk to DC all too much. If at all.
>> You'd still need to run cygserver to benefit from long-time caching, though.

> Do you feel up to the task to extend the FAQ entry


> with a description of your solution?

I took a liberty to reorder and rewrite it a little.
Please tell me, if I didn't lost anything in the process.

Andrey Repin ( 13.02.2015, <02:59>

Sorry for my terrible english...
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