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Re: Avoid LDAP hit during completion

I'll try that today. Unfortunately, it doesn't always freeze up at the first completion attempt. I though it did for the first time, but found out otherwise. It may have to do with the caching happening at the DirectoryService on Mac. It seems to always happen at the worst possible time such as doing a demo/presentation. :-)


On Jun 7, 2005, at 2:26 AM, Peter Stephenson wrote:

Chris Wong wrote:

For some reason, whenever I start a zsh shell, the first completion
will trigger many many LDAP lookup.

% cd foo<TAB>

As soon as I hit TAB, the shell appears as frozen, but at the
background, it's hitting the LDAP server of my company network.  This
will go one for a couple minutes, at least.  tcpdump and top revealed
that mystery to me.

Are you using the new completion system (with compinit)?  The best way
of tracking this down would be to see what the completion scripts are
doing.  You can arrange this with

setopt xtrace"

This produces a huge amount of output so is useless for normal
completion but you should be able to see where the shell is pausing for
a long time.

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