"Windows 7 will delete the cache and rebuild it from scratch every time a
user changes the content of that folder"
This precisely identifies the central plague upon OSes: the primary motive
is to "look cool", not perform optimally! Oy.
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On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Jonathan L. Trigaux intoned:
JLT:I have seen the slow-folder-opening, "green thermometer" issue and solved it
JLT:via this method:
JLT:For whatever reason, I find Windows 7 defaults to some odd choices for its
JLT:optimization selection. A "Downloads" folder full of executables and zip
JLT:files optimized for... Photos? Whatever.
JLT:On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Ernie Buford wrote:
JLT:> I kind of expected slower performance with such a large number of files,
JLT:> but some of the poor performance is just opening a folder to view
JLT:> When copying these folders, it often starts at 100+ KB/sec but then
JLT:> quickly drops to a crawl or even a standstill before eventually finishing.
JLT:> So maybe 2 different issues here, but I'm seeing a lot more of that green
JLT:> thermometer and spinning blue circle with frequent "Not Responding"
JLT:> pronouncements on title bar of various applications.
JLT:> Oh right, I was going to go for a walk....
JLT:> On 9/13/2011 2:53 PM, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne wrote:
JLT:> > I've always found this to be the case when working with
JLT:> > hundreds/thousands
JLT:> > of small files on Zoo.
JLT:> > --
JLT:> > Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
JLT:> > University of Vermont | Spatial Analysis Laboratory
JLT:> > 802.656.3324 | [log in to unmask]
JLT:> > -----Original Message-----
JLT:> > From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
JLT:> > Behalf Of Ernie Buford
JLT:> > Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:51 PM
JLT:> > To: [log in to unmask]
JLT:> > Subject: sloooow network performance
JLT:> > Hi,
JLT:> > I had hoped to get out for a walk before any thunderstorms, and I think
JLT:> > I'll
JLT:> > do that now because any copying/moving/deleting of files on zoo is
JLT:> > taking a
JLT:> > long, long time. Is it just me?
JLT:> > I'm testing on 2 workstations, one of which is straight off the truck
JLT:> > from
JLT:> > Dell (I think I installed Office and putty, but that's about all).
JLT:> > I am working with a couple of folders containing several thousand small
JLT:> > image files amounting to 1 to 3 MB total. Trying to copy to \\zoofiles
JLT:> > (both public_html share and my home share) takes awhile. Even deleting
JLT:> > takes several minutes. Windows Explorer is currently stuck
JLT:> > "calculating"
JLT:> > how long it is going to take to delete one of these folders.
JLT:> > But nevermind copy/move/delete, it took about 2 minutes before I could
JLT:> > even
JLT:> > view the contents of one folder in my home directory. Part of this
JLT:> > might
JLT:> > possibly be Forefront doing some laborious virus scanning like
JLT:> > NOD32 used to do? I'm spending a lot of time watching green "progress"
JLT:> > bars drift slowly across the top of Windows Explorer these days.
JLT:> > I've been talking with SAA about this but thought I would see if anyone
JLT:> > else
JLT:> > is experiencing the same sort of difficulty.
JLT:> > Ernie