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Re: serious performance problems on laptop

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 08:55:32 +0100

James Wilson wrote:
> I cannot figure out why Tortoise on my laptop has such serious
> performance problems. The TSVNCache.exe seems to be causing Explorer
> to hang for minutes on end, slowing the entire computer down.
> Connecting to a repository to get an update of a single file from a
> repository on my local network (so net lag is negligible) takes
> sometimes between 3 to 10 minutes with noticeable overall machine lag.
> Switching away from the update window while it chugs along proves
> slows the entire machine down.
> As soon as I uninstall Tortoise and go back to svn cli (eg, "svn
> update") I get no lag and overall the computer performs great.
> Anyone have some insight as to what might be going on? I really miss
> those essential visual keys from tortoise -- the cherished icon
> overlays -- and other shortcuts that really help speed up my dev
> process and repository administration.
> I had the latest stable tortoise release installed. (cant remember the
> exact release number)
> Windows XP SP2 English
> Intel chip 1.83Ghz w/ 1GB ram
> What stats do you need for me to appropriately describe my env?

If you only have such problems with TSVN and not the CLI, then the
reason is most likely a virus scanner. Deactivate your virus scanner for
once and try again (but deactivate it completely for your tests).
The reason the CLI isn't affected by virus scanners is that most VS's
ignore command line processes (they're child processes of the cmd.exe)
and don't have a messageloop.


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