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Re: Why is cygwin cvs client so slow?

At 09:29 PM 1/4/2005, you wrote:

>Can anyone speculate as to why cygwin cvs is so much slower than their
>native windows equivalents?  
>In short, 'cvs update' using cygwin cvs takes 7-9 times as long to do
>the same task as a non-cygwin port of cvs from
>To update a missing directory that contains almost 3000 files, cygwin
>cvs takes more than 21 minutes.  The 'native' cvs from takes
>just under 3 minutes to do the same thing on the same file system, from
>the same server.  Details are below.
>Am I missing some environment variable, like export CVS_GO_FAST="yes"?
>I hope 700% degradation in performance is too steep a price to pay for
>unix-like tools.

Speculation isn't worth much.  But I'd suggest trying the same thing on a
local drive.  Network drives are s-l-o-w with Cygwin.  

Larry Hall                    
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