On 06/27/2013 06:58 PM, Ramsay Jones wrote:

This is why I tried the "cygwin: Remove the Win32 l/stat()
functions" patch first; I think this is the correct approach
to fixing this problem (and similar *future* problems).
I adamantly agree.
However, since that is no longer an option, on performance
grounds, I have other ideas I want to try. (see later email)

Correctness first, speed later.

1) Keep the patch to remove the buggy and unreliable stat / lstat.
2) We fix the remaining test failures.
3) With the test suite passing, stat optimization(s) that cause no failures / regressions can be accepted.

With the msys/mingw git available for years now, there really is not a reason to make Cygwin's git violate the Posix expectations of that platform. msys makes no such promises, so is the right tool for those on Windows who just want git as fast as possible on Windows (still slooooow) and don't care about file modes, softlinks, etc.

I'm keeping your patch in my tree.

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