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Re: Is cygwin much slower on Core 2 Duo

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nenad wrote:
> Hmm... I don't quite know what to say. Some people are just inherently abusive.
> morgan gangwere <0.fractalus <at>> writes:
>> Nenad Antic (KI/EAB) wrote:
>>> I see some posts about cygwin being a bit slow on core duo processors.
>>> But for me things really are ridiculous.
>> lots of things are rediculous. like not reading the archives.
> I have read the archives. 
>>> I recently switched from an HP Compaq laptop (nc6000) with Pentium M 1.6
>>> GHz (Dothan) to another HP Compaq laptop (nx9420) with Core 2 Duo 1.8
>>> GHz (Merom) and I have noticed a significant slow down compared to when
>>> I used to run things on cygwin before.
>> the Dotham series is dual core? cool!
> No, the Dotham series is not dual core. 

sorry, misread.

>>> Today I compiled PHP 5.2 with Apache 1.3.34. When installing I was at
>>> times wondering if it actually was working at all or not. It took 43
>>> minutes (!) from 'make install' to finish. By comparison when trying the
>>> same on the old laptop it took 8.5 minutes.
>> Have you tried using a virtual machine linux (like with Virtual PC 07 or
>> something?)
>>> Has anybody else experienced this serious slowdown with cygwin on Core 2
>>> Duo machines? My other "normal" windows apps work much faster compared
>>> to what they did on my old machine, so everything seems normal on that
>>> end. It's just on cygwin that now everything runs in slow motion.
>> BTW, is this Vista? please _dont_ tell me it Vista... if it is, turn OFF
>> UAC - it plays "f* you cygwin" (there is code to find cygwin in there
>> somewhere I swear!)
> I should have mentioned that I'm running XP SP2 with all latest updates, on both
> machines.

this eliminates alot of problems. the reason i ask is its hard to get a
computer now without vista.

>>> Does anybody know of any diagnostics tools for the dual core?
>> Its called the "task" "manager" - select "bash.exe" (or whatever your
>> shell of choice is) and select "set Affinnity" - it'll show up if you're
>> really on a Dual-core machine.
> Are you trying to be funny?

nope. here's the thread from a while ago:

>>> Any suggestions would be most welcome.
>>> /nenad
> I have tried to find information about this problem but have ended up short. I
> have seen a lot of complaints lately on the mailing list about cygwin being
> slow, more than I can remember ever before. Maybe this is all related.
> I have used cygwin pretty much daily since its earliest days in the mid nineties
> but never seen it behave like this before. The reason I'm suspecting the dual
> core architecture is because that is the main difference between these two
> machines. The rest of the programs I have pretty much just transferred from the
> old laptop to the new one. 
> Any help would be appreciated. If other people on the list are able to run Core
> 2 Duo systems without any problems at least I would know that it has nothing to
> do with dual core hyper-threading issues. But I still need to find out why
> suddenly cygwin is so much slower and actually crashes my computer several times
> a week.

sorry to hear that

> /nenad

and I would assume you've followed the normal "totally remove ZoneAlarm
and all the other apps that make Cygwin Shoddy"

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