cygwin fork()

Igor Peshansky
Fri Sep 1 16:55:00 GMT 2006

On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 08:37:09AM -0700, clayne@XXXXXXXX.XXX 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.

This thread already had two suggestions for possibly speeding up Cygwin...
Does anyone, as a service to the community, want to start a "Cygwin
performance tuning" web page and keep track?  It might even end up in the
User's Guide eventually...
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