headsup for Cygwin users

someone running the current CVS files
might want to check this out

any negative results should be sent to the Cygwin List


> -----Original Message-----
> Of Christopher Faylor
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 12:07 AM
> Subject: Re: cygwin/x symantec antivirus conflict (fixed in snapshot?)
> On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 11:33:00PM -0400, Philip Gladstone wrote:
> >Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>Ok.  I've changed the algorithm in select.  It only opens a DGRAM
> >>socket now, one time per thread.  It uses this to terminate the socket
> >>thread, if necessary.  This socket is never closed until the thread
> >>terminates.
> >>
> >>It sounds like this would more or less fix the problem that you're
> >>seeing.  Would you mind trying a new snapshot?
> >>
> >>http://cygwin.com/snapshots/
> >
> >This fixes it for me! Thanks immensely.
> That's good news!  Thanks for the fast feedback.
> I've cc'ed the cygwin mailing list since this has been a long standing
> problem.
> For those who haven't been following along at home, it looks like a
> change I just made to select() may solve the dreaded "slows down to a
> crawl with Symantec AntiVirus" problem.
> This may also improve the performance of things that use sockets
> slightly.
> So, I'd appreciate reports on the latest snapshot.  Does it fix any
> problems?  Cause any problems?  No change?
> In this one case, I'd like to hear "me toos" since the change was to a
> fundamental part of cygwin and it is in socket code, which has proved to
> be problematic.  So, I'd like to know if things still work on Windows 9x
> and all flavors of NT.
> http://cygwin.com/snapshots/
> "Things" would be, openssh, telnet, ftp, rsync, etc.  Anything which
> uses sockets or communicates via TCP/IP.
> I've reset the reply-to for this message to the cygwin mailing list, so
> if there is further Cygwin/X discussion necessary, please make sure that
> it goes to the cygwin-xfree mailing list.
> cgf
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