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Re: [PATCH] t5534: fix misleading grep invocation




Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx> writes:

> Yes, there are grep versions that behave differently... how did you guess?
>
> I am in the middle of an extended investigation trying to assess how
> feasible it would be to use a native Win32 port of BusyBox (started by
> long-time Git contributor Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy) in Git for Windows to
> execute the many, many remaining Unix shell scripts that are a core part
> of Git (including crucial functionality such as bisect, rebase, stash and
> submodule, for which we suffer portability and performance problems).

I've long thought that BusyBox was primarily about size and not
about performance, but I can imagine that it would be a big win to
be able to run things like "mkdir" and "rm" without fork/exec, as it
is likely to be extermely more expensive than preparing to call and
actually making system calls mkdir(2), unlink(2), etc.

Interesting.  I learned a new thing today, but apparently that
FEATURE_SH_NOFORK was not a very new development.  I do not think
anybody is crazy enough to attempt making Git a nofork applet,
though ;-)