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

Derry Shribman
Wed Sep 29 17:56:00 GMT 2010


The xstat() is useless for the target of improving performance: it will takes 
YEARS after Linux kernel will implement it until typical unix applications will 
use it all around their code - just like other 'relativly new' kernel APIs like 
epoll() took years until unix applications started adopting them.

Do we want Cygwin to be slow for another 10 years?!

The env variable is a practical immediate way to improve performance with very 
little effort.


On 9/29/2010 5:26 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 09/29/2010 09:10 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> But, anyway, if we were going to implement something like this, it wouldn't
>> be with environment variables, it would be with the proposed api that Eric
>> Blake has mentioned in the past.
> That is the xstat API:
> Which still doesn't appear to be in the latest Linux kernel.

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