slow startup after upgrade

Roger Orr
Fri Feb 13 08:55:00 GMT 2015

I am also hit by the slow AD issue; so thanks for the solution.

mkpasswd takes an hour and mkgroup takes longer -- is there anything I can
suggest to our administrators that would help make this time less?

We have not had previous problems reported with our AD being slow.


-----Original Message-----
From: Corinna Vinschen [] 
Sent: 11 February 2015 08:53
Subject: Re: slow startup after upgrade

On Feb 10 15:52, Warren Young wrote:
> > On Feb 10, 2015, at 2:38 AM, Corinna Vinschen
<> wrote:
> > 
> >  "Starting a Cygwin shell is slow, what's going on?"
> > 
> > I'd not be overly grudgy if somebody wants to come up with a FAQ text.
> I'm not entirely sure I understand the problem, but I've attached a
> starting point.
> I'm pretty sure the issue brought up in this thread isn't the only
> possible cause of slow launches.  DNS can do it, too, and I suspect if
> I wracked my brain some more on it, I could come up with other causes.
> The DocBook isn't validated.  It may need to be adjusted before it
> will let the FAQ document build correctly.  It might also be good to
> include olinks or ulinks to other parts of the Cygwin docs.

Thanks a lot.  I added this to the FAQ in CVS with just the changes
necessary to make it a FAQ entry.  If somebody has to add something,
feel free to send text.


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