> From: Junio C Hamano [mailto:gits...@pobox.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 8:47 PM
> To: Joachim Schmitz
> Cc: git@vger.kernel.org; 'Johannes Sixt'
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] Support for setitimer() on platforms lacking it
> Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
> > "Joachim Schmitz" <j...@schmitz-digital.de> writes:
> >
> >>> 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
> >>> happens.
> >>
> >> It does update the counter too.
> >
> > Yeah, that was not a very good way to diagnose it.
> >
> > You see the progress from pack-objects (which is the underlying
> > machinery "git repack" uses) only because it knows how many objects
> > it is going to pack, and it updates the progress meter for every
> > per-cent progress it makes, without any help from the timer
> > interrupt.
> I think the "Counting objects: $number" phase is purely driven by
> the timer, as there is no way to say "we are done X per-cent so
> far".
> Doesn't your repack show "Counting objects: " with a number once,
> pause forever and then show "Counting objects: $number, done."?

Yes, only once, when it is done
$ ./git repack -a -d -f
warning: no threads support, ignoring --threads
Counting objects: 140302, done.
Compressing objects:   1% (1385/138407)

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