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Re: Cygwin allocted time slice
Aaron Gray wrote:
> Weird I was getting very long compile times for GCC and on using 'time' was
> getting indications that make was only getting 25% of total system time.
> I'll see if it is repeatable on another system.
Hint: Cygwin is slow.
Emulating fork() takes a complicated dance between parent and child. A
lot of this involves one waiting for the other to complete a stage of
initialization. Thus, a Cygwin process that spawns a lot of children
does a lot of waiting. It is a price you pay for being able to compile
POSIX source unmodified on Windows.
Also, Cygwin is around ten years old now, and people have been
complaining that it's slow for approximately 9 years and 364 days. Do
you really think that if speeding it up was a matter of just setting
some scheduling flag somewhere it would have gone unnoticed all this
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