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Re: Tortoise 1.6.1 kills file explorer

From: Jack C. Holt <jackcholt_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 06:52:19 -0700 (PDT)

I hadn't seen enough evidence to associate the KILLER slowness with
TortoiseSVN 1.6.1 on WinXP SP3. But since I saw this thread I guess
that's evidence enough. I am experiencing exactly what is described
here. I am now wasting a lot of time waiting for explorer to load.

On Apr 17, 2:32 am, Helder Magalhães <helder.magalh..._at_gmail.com>
wrote:
> 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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