Cygwin Filesystem Performance degradation 1.7.5 vs 1.7.7, and methods for improving performance

Derry Shribman
Thu Oct 7 16:28:00 GMT 2010


> Yes, in theory.  The problem which we have to keep in mind is that
> caching file meta information for any longer period of time can very
> quickly result in wrong information, which in turn can result in subtile
> misbehavior on the application level.  This would be very hard to track
> down since it's almost impossible to reproduce.  We are not the OS, so
> we never have real control over all file access.

If the filesz+ctime+mtime+ino+attributes are all the same, I dont see a 
practical way for the contents of the file to change, unless the end-user 
DELIBERATELY wrote an application to cheat cygwin...


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