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RE: Re: Tortoise 1.6.1 kills file explorer

From: Helder Magalhães <helder.magalhaes_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 02:32:14 -0700 (PDT)

Hi everyone,

> Paul Hester wrote:
> > Since upgrading from 1.6.0 to 1.6.1,
> > several users have experienced a
> > killer slowdown of file explorer
> > operations. Rebooting can fix it but
> > subsequent reboots can re-introduce the
> > problem. CPU usage is very low.

I can confirm this behavior also, using TSVN 1.6.1 in Windows XP SP3. Not much to add, yet: it has only happened once until now. Process "explorer.exe" became dead slow and all SVN repositories overlays were not showing properly.

For others experiencing this, note that this behavior may give a (false) sense that the machine hanged, as "explorer.exe" is also responsible for the taskbar and start menu; other processes shouldn't be affected; restarting "explorer.exe" didn't help. :-)

> Paul Hester wrote:
> On rebooting when the problem exists, XP
> cannot kill process TSVNCache.exe

Stefan wrote:
> If you can't kill the process, then you
> have a problem with one of your drivers:

Well, that may be the case for me too (I didn't try to kill "TSVNCache.exe", though), but it would sound like a bit of a coincidence...?

After thinking a bit about this, I did update my (Realtek) network driver through Windows update a couple of days ago -- may it be the guilty?

I'll be aware about this, thanks for the drivers tip Stefan. ;-)

Regards,
 Helder Magalhães

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