"Joachim Schmitz" <j...@schmitz-digital.de> writes:

>> If you cannot re-trigger the timer, then you will see "20%" shown
>> after one second, silence for 4 seconds and then "done", for an
>> operation that takes 5 seconds.  Which is not the end of the world,
>> though.  It does not affect correctness.
> That does seem to work, if I do e.g. a "git clone" on git itself
> (being a fairly large repository), I see it updating the % values
> about once per second.

Ehh, so somebody is re-arming the alarm().  I am not sure where,

 ... thinks for a while, then a lightbulb slowly starts to glow ...

Where are you cloning from, and does the other side of the clone
(i.e. upload-pack) also run on your tandem port?  If you are cloning
from one of my public distribution points (e.g. k.org, repo.or.cz,
or github.com), then I think the progress indicator you are seeing
is coming from the other side, not generated by your local timer.

Only with the observation of "clone", I cannot tell if your timer is
working.  You can try repacking the test repository you created by
your earlier "git clone" with "git repack -a -d -f" and see what

> OK, I'll go for that one-liner in git-compat-utils.h then
> #ifdef NO_SETITIMER /* poor man's setitimer() */
> #define setitimer(w,v,o) alarm((v)->it_value.tv_sec+((v)->it_value.tv_usec>0))
> #endif
> It certainly seems to work just fine for me.
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