Re: irc usage..

From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Date: 2006-05-23 06:33:01
On Mon, 22 May 2006, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> Of course, the CVS part is probably a big overhead, so it might not help 
> much (I would not be surprised at all if a number of the fork/exec/exit 
> things are due to the CVS server starting RCS or something, not due to 
> git-cvsimport itself)

Ahh. stracing the CVS server seems to imply that it forks off a subprocess 
for every command. It doesn't actually execute any external program, but 
just does a fork + muck around in the ,v files + exit.

Maybe one of the changes in the 1.12.x versions is to not do that, which 
might explain why Donnie seems to see much better performance, but also 
sees all the memory leakage?

		Linus
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