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Re: [PATCH 0/5] forking and threading

On 04/11, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Brandon Williams wrote:
> Jonathan Tan had an idea about how to side-step the issue: what if
> "grep" forks an appropriate set of child processes before creating any
> threads and then communicates with those children using pipes?
> Because no threads have been spawned yet in the children, the child
> processes can use ordinary run_command.  When run_command finishes,
> the child is still available to launch another command using
> run_command.

While that would be one way to solve the issue, I think that doing that
would require more work refactoring and make grep's code path more
complex than making the adjustments in run-command itself.

Brandon Williams