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Re: cygwin 1.1.2 - slow execution of each command

I'm running 2K non-networked, and haven't seen any slowdown.  It remains
slow in comparison to linux.
My Norton anti-virus has lost its run-time checking feature on 2K, but
its file down-load checking is on and doesn't interfere with setup.exe
on 2K although it does on 95.

Tim Prince

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <>
To: "Cygwin Mailing List (E-mail)" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2000 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: cygwin 1.1.2 - slow execution of each command

> Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >> Is there a way to profile a cygwin program including the time spent
> inside
> >> cygwin inself to determine why command execution takes between .70
> 1.5
> >> seconds for something like /usr/bin/echo, etc.?
> >>
> >Good question, don't know the answer to this.  My observations have
led me
> to
> >the fact that the Virus Scanner is getting in the way.  This is
> true
> >after the updates to the virus db following the infamous "I LOVE YOU"
> >virus.
> >You might want to look at an strace to see what happens with
> >within the Cygwin API's.  Do `strace -o ./echo.strace /usr/bin/echo'
> less
> >echo.strace to page through the file.
> It's my understanding that the slowness we all seem to be seeing is
due to
> Corrina's recent NT security work somehow, and that she's already got
a fix
> checked in that will be in the next snapshot (that I was *sooo* hoping
> be out today ;-)).  As far as I can tell, Cygwin is hitting the
> constantly and heavily during the execution of pretty much any
command, I
> assume to verify that I'm really who I say I am or something.
> I'm on a 2000 workstation on a network; are you non-networked 9x'ers
> similar slowness?
> Gary R. Van Sickle <>
> Braemar Inc.
> 11481 Rupp Dr.
> Burnsville, MN 55337
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