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Re: [TSVN] Tortoise/Cache hanging Explorer?

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-03-04 19:13:51 CET

SteveKing <steveking@gmx.ch> wrote on 03/04/2005 01:06:39 PM:

> Mark Phippard wrote:
> > I just updated my personal build to r2774, which is HEAD at the time I

> > write this. Prior to this, I had not done a build since r2732 (Feb.
> >
> > My build is tweaked a bit and I have my own installer, but to date,
> > has never led to a problem. I mention it just because that is always
> > consideration.
> As long as you don't made any changes to the shell extension and/or the
> external cache...

No, just very superficial mods. When I merge, if there is a conflict
(rare) I always take your code.

> > Anyway, I added the new stuff to my installer so that the cache is
> > launched at startup. The first thing I noticed is that Explorer does
> > finish coming up. I get the start bar painted but none of the icons
on my
> > desktop and I cannot do anything. If I open Process Explorer, the
> > is the only process running under Explorer and it appears to be idle.
> > I Kill the cache process it immediately restarts but Explorer also
> > to do something. If I repeat this around 25-30 times, eventuallty
> > Explorer completes starting and the system is responsive again.
> > I still cannot open any Explorer windows.
> That looks like a deadlock! Wonder where that is...

That is what I was thinking.

> > There was a checkin today (r2772) to put the cache into the task tray.

> > Could that be causing the problem? I also see there were changes to
> > save/load the cache from a file. Could there be a problem there? That

> > change has been in longer so I assume it would have shown up in a
> The nightlies didn't work this week, so it wouldn't have shown up if the

> problem is with the chache saving/loading. And the task-tray change
> today didn't cause me any problems so far.
> Does it deadlock too if you don't add the cache to the autostart?

I think so. I removed the registry entry and rebooted and the problem was
the same. I thought that a bit odd that Explorer started the Cache on its
own so quickly in the login process. Maybe because I have some folder
shortcuts on my desktop?

I noticed some of the code is based on registry entries the installer does
not create. So you probably have created these manually for testing only.
 Have you tried running without them?


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