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authorBruce Cran <>2013-02-20 20:35:16 +0000
committerJens Axboe <>2013-02-21 11:03:04 +0100
commit78080867854762606c351fbe492e9455b261f524 (patch)
tree86295aab4f67fac9f0fd3e465a5b480f9433828e /README
parent35922a2138c5adc91a2b4b185b5d756900bde87d (diff)
Add recommendation that fio be run in a native console on Windows.
Windows console applications often don't run correctly under Cygwin shells such as mintty because of the way they're implemented. Add a recommendation to the README to run fio under a native console such as the Command Prompt or console2 to avoid these problems. documents the problem. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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@@ -59,7 +59,7 @@ tool ( and then install fio via
Bruce Cran <> has fio packages for Windows at
- .
+ .
Mailing list
@@ -128,6 +128,11 @@ How to compile FIO on 64-bit Windows:
To build fio on 32-bit Windows, download x86/pthreadGC2.dll instead and do
'./configure --build-32bit-win=yes' before 'make'.
+It's recommended that once built or installed, fio be run in a Command Prompt
+or other 'native' console such as console2, since there are known to be display
+and signal issues when running it under a Cygwin shell
+(see for details).
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