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[PATCH v2 4/8] grep: skip pthreads overhead when using one thread




Skip the administrative overhead of using pthreads when only using one
thread. Instead take the non-threaded path which would be taken under
NO_PTHREADS.

The threading support was initially added in commit
5b594f457a ("Threaded grep", 2010-01-25) with a hardcoded compile-time
number of 8 threads. Later the number of threads was made configurable
in commit 89f09dd34e ("grep: add --threads=<num> option and
grep.threads configuration", 2015-12-15).

That change did not add any special handling for --threads=1. Now we
take a slightly faster path by skipping thread handling entirely when
1 thread is requested.

Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx>
---
 builtin/grep.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/builtin/grep.c b/builtin/grep.c
index a3d380551b..cb3323060e 100644
--- a/builtin/grep.c
+++ b/builtin/grep.c
@@ -1225,6 +1225,8 @@ int cmd_grep(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 		num_threads = GREP_NUM_THREADS_DEFAULT;
 	else if (num_threads < 0)
 		die(_("invalid number of threads specified (%d)"), num_threads);
+	if (num_threads == 1)
+		num_threads = 0;
 #else
 	num_threads = 0;
 #endif
-- 
2.11.0