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Re: Midnight Commander is very slow when starting and changing directories
- From: Krzysztof Bociurko <chanibal at chanibal dot pl>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:24:55 +0200
- Subject: Re: Midnight Commander is very slow when starting and changing directories
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Recompiled mc on cygwin with default and --without-vfs, did not fix issue
Tried to install the unofficial win32 mc build that is not using
cygwin - and this issue is still there!
I think this is not an issue with cygwin. Will try with MC's issue
tracker/mailing list/whatever they got.
Could someone verify that the unofficial windows build of mc does not
2016-07-11 15:23 GMT+02:00 Krzysztof Bociurko <email@example.com>:
> Updated cygwin to 2.5.2, did not help.
> 2016-07-08 17:08 GMT+02:00 Krzysztof Bociurko <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Disabled windows defender real time and cloud based protection,
>> restarted Cygwin. No change.
>> Updating cygwin will have to wait a bit.
>> 2016-07-08 16:49 GMT+02:00 Marco Atzeri <email@example.com>:
>>> On 08/07/2016 16:13, Krzysztof Bociurko wrote:
>>>> I'm using midnight commander with Cygwin 64 bit on Windows 10 64 bit.
>>>> After moving to a new machine and a clean reinstall of windows and
>>>> cygwin, my midnight commander started to get very laggy - starting mc,
>>>> any change of directory or exiting from finding files (to refresh list
>>>> of files in the two panes) takes long seconds. Restarting doesn't
>>>> I have no idea what could be the reason for these hiccups. MC normally
>>>> works fine: arrow presses work well, viewing and editing is instant,
>>>> but this one thing takes up to 10 seconds - changing directories.
>>>> Searching in files has a similar lag, but only once (ie not in every
>>>> `chdir` it could have done). In non-mc cygwin usage this issue doesn't
>>>> The task manager doesn't show any abnormally high CPU or memory usage
>>>> on any process. I have `cygserver` running, using `bash` as my shell
>>>> and have no fancy `PS1` settings, my `$CYGWIN` is only
>>>> My environment:
>>>> * Windows 10 pro 64 bit, up to date
>>>> * Not connected to a domain, no network drives
>>>> * No anti virus software apart from the one built in Windows
>>>> * Two hard drives (system on SSD (C:), D: is a SSHD), quite a few
>>>> directory junctions from C: to C:, no loops
>>>> * I'm usually using fatty as the terminal, but mintty has the same issues
>>>> * GNU Midnight Commander 4.8.17
>>>> * cygserver is installed
>>> two ideas to try:
>>> - update cygwin package as 2.5.2 versus the 2.5.1 that you are running
>>> has few bug fixes that could change the responsiveness.
>>> (unlike to work but worth to try)
>>> - disable the windows anti virus.
>>> Experience in the past with Windows Defender were disappointing
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