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RE: [TSVN] Re: Windows Explorer Stalls

From: Peter A. Pociask <Peter.Pociask_at_vesdia.com>
Date: 2005-01-31 15:53:59 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: news [mailto:news@sea.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Simon Large
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 8:03 AM
> To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: [TSVN] Re: Windows Explorer Stalls
> Simon Large wrote:
> > paul.n.shortis@mainroads.qld.gov.au wrote:
> >> After installing, I noticed some problems with my explorer that I
> >> have never noticed before:
> >>
> >> Sometimes, when deleting files (sending them to the
> recycle bin), the
> >> will "freeze" for about 45 seconds while it tries to
> delete the file.
> >> The files aren"t large, either -- these are 10K and 20K files that
> >> I"m talking about. I installed TortoiseSVN on two
> machines, at work
> >> and at home. Both machines started occasionally freezing when
> >> deleting file(s). The files being deleted are not under
> SVN control.
> >> TaskManager reveals very little (almost nil) CPU usage
> while explorer
> >> is stalled.
> >
> > Windows delete is slow on my PC too. I have no idea whether
> it is due
> > to the shell extension though. I always assumed it was just Windows
> > being Windows. On my PC the disk is thrashing during the delay.
> On my PC when I delete a 10K file, filemon shows 18,000 disk
> access calls, almost all in the recycle bin. After emptying
> the recycle bin the delay (and activity) is gone.
> If you delete an SVN working copy, there is a vast number of
> small files hidden in the .svn folders which I think kills
> recycle bin performance.
> Moral: if you delete a WC, bypass the recycle bin (shift-delete).
> But I don't think this is really the answer to the original
> question. It is not a problem I have ever seen or heard of,
> so it would seem there is some pathological condition common
> to the home and work PCs. Long delays with no CPU or disk
> activity would be symptomatic of attempted network access, so
> Will's suggestion of using Ethereal (or Packetyzer) seems the
> best hope of tracking this one down.
> Please let us know what you find out.
> Simon

I am having this issue as well. I had assumed it was some sort of nasty
interplay between the virus scanner, tortoise, and windows 2003. I will
try and run the diagnostics and post some numbers back.

Peter Pociask
Lead Programmer
Vesdia, Corp.

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