Stefan Zager <> writes:

> On Oct 19, 2012 7:11 AM, "Shawn Pearce" <> wrote:
>> The issue with the current code is sometimes when libcurl is opening a
>> CONNECT style connection through an HTTP proxy it returns a crazy high
>> timeout (>240 seconds) and no fds. In this case Git waits forever.
>> Stefan observed that using a timeout of 50 ms in this situation to
>> poll libcurl is better, as it figures out a lot more quickly that it
>> is connected to the proxy and can issue the request.
> Correct.  Anecdotally, the zero-file-descriptor situation happens only once
> per process invocation, so the risk of passing a too-long timeout to
> select() is small.

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