cygwin fork()

Christopher Faylor
Fri Sep 1 15:54:00 GMT 2006

On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 08:37:09AM -0700, wrote:
>On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 10:33:47AM -0400, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>> While Cygwin is an *emulation* layer, and emulation is inherently slower
>> than straight execution, there are other potential reasons for the
>> slowness.  Check your anti-virus and firewall software settings.  If
>> possible, exclude the Cygwin filesystem from checking by those tools...
>> Even little things (like making the tool aware of the often-used Cygwin
>> programs and telling it to not check "outbound email messages" (!) sent by
>> those programs) can help speed up Cygwin...
>It's definitely none of those as I don't run any firewall or antivirus
>software whatsoever on this box. Windows 2003 Server, minimal set of
>services. The machine literally sits at 0% CPU unless I'm using it.

Try using binary mounts instead of text mounts.


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