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omer kircher
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Post by omer kircher »

jussi:

i have a large file with about 12500 rows that i frequently sort. this used to work wondrously well.

recently sorting has been taking much, much longer. may 50 to 100 times as long. :cry:

the task manager indicates that zeus is only running 25% of the time and the system idle process 75% of the time during a sort.

any ideas about why this might be, how to identify the cause, or what to do about it?

omer
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Post by jussij »

any ideas about why this might be, how to identify the cause, or what to do about it?
To identify if this is a bug that has been introduced into one of the later versions of Zeus I would suggest doing a test using one of the previous versions shown below::

http://www.zeusedit.com/z300/ze397.zip
http://www.zeusedit.com/z300/ze397a.zip
http://www.zeusedit.com/z300/ze397b.zip
http://www.zeusedit.com/z300/ze397c.zip
http://www.zeusedit.com/z300/ze397d.zip

To do the test just copy your current Zeus folder and then start applying previous version to this copy and see if the sorting issue persists.

One thing to look for would be the Zeus task manager usage value. It might be the current Zeus version is yielding back more time to Windows, which is why it is now taking longer.

Cheers Jussi
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Post by jussij »

I just ran a sort test on a source code file that was some 24,000 lines long and for me the sort completes in about two seconds.

I also ran a sort test on a file that was 128,000 lines long and that sort took about 20 seconds. This is what I would expect, since the sort is an undoable event and as such it requires quite a bit of memory to save the undo details.

Cheers Jussi
omer kircher
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Post by omer kircher »

jussi:

thanks, again

i still have an earlier copy of 3.97 installed. i think it is 3.97c, but i am not sure, i get a little confused with all of the updates. the latest one i have been using is 3.97e

anyway, the sort seems ok using the earlier version.

i didn't try 3.97d because i get REALLY confused by all of the file copying.
however, if you want, i will give that a shot.

alternatively. i could try reinstalling 3.97e. that is the latest, right?

omer
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Post by jussij »

i didn't try 3.97d because i get REALLY confused by all of the file copying.

Which version of Windows are you running :?:
alternatively. i could try reinstalling 3.97e. that is the latest, right?

That is correct. The latest official release is always shown on this page:

http://www.zeusedit.com/zforum/viewforum.php?f=6

Cheers Jussi
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