"ls -lrt" takes over 2 minutes for 750 files!

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Thu Dec 2 20:01:00 GMT 2010


On 12/2/2010 2:58 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> Running this version of Cygwin:
>
> CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 JJR 1.7.7(0.230/5/3) 2010-08-31 09:58 i686 Cygwin
>
> I have a directory with 753 files.
>
> "ls -lrt" (directory in reverse time order) takes forever (well, over
> 2 minutes):
>
> 0.062u 0.264s 2:18.31 0.2%      0+0k 0+0io 2822pf+0w
>
> A straight "ls" takes under 1/10 second:
>
> 0.000u 0.046s 0:00.08 50.0%     0+0k 0+0io 2572pf+0w
>
> This is a 1.5TB SATA drive in a Intel Q6600 computer with 4GB of RAM.
>
> This seems to be a recent problem.  Any idea what it might be?

When did it work well for you last?  If you can narrow it down to a
particular change, that would help.

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