Chris change to read

Christopher Faylor
Mon Jan 15 09:19:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 12:14:58PM -0500, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>I just wanted to praise you for speeding up Cygwin.  It's at least 15
>percent faster or more.  In my timing tests I currently get a faster
>initial output from `ls --color -l /bin' than I do in repeating the
>command.  I once had an initial timing of .65 seconds user time on an
>initial display; this was after having exited Cygwin processes, did some
>Netscape work, read some email and then restarted a Cygwin process.

Wow, thanks.  Where is cygwin faster?  Is this a recent change is the
snapshot faster than 1.1.7?  Or is 1.1.7 faster than 1.1.4?  I did
add some code to read to bypass signal interruption if there were
no signal handlers present which should have some speed improvements
but that was added in 1.1.6.

I also just implemented SA_RESTART but I don't that would have an effect
on anything since it requires a reconfiguration and recompilation.

DJ also did some performance analysis and targetted some areas that
needed tweaking.  This should have shown up in 1.1.6.  I was never
certain that there was a clear improvement, though, or I would have
announced this as a 1.1.6 change.


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