Re: Change set based shallow clone

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Date: 2006-09-11 05:03:32
> Maybe we are looking at the wrong thing, it may be fast to fork a
> process, is it fast for the process to exit?

The lmbench benchmark figures I cited are for fork+exit.  The other is

> At the time this was measured parsecvs was executing millions of git
> command using system(command). 40% of the CPU was in the kernel, it
> stayed that way for hours.

Ah!  You are aware, aren't you, that system(string) invokes
/bin/sh to parse the string, right?  So you're starting bash
several million times.  ("man system" explains.)

A direct fork() (or even faster, vfork) and exec() is going to have a
lot less overhead, although it's more work to code.  See Stevens for
excellent examples.
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Received on Mon Sep 11 05:34:27 2006

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