Am 16.10.2013 00:22, schrieb pro-logic:
> I also get fairly slow performance out of the checkout / reset 
> operations on windows.
> This discussion got me trying to work out what's taking so long on 
> windows. To help I used killcache [1] to flush the HDD cache and
> Very Sleepy [2] to profile the code. I couldn't use the 
> GIT_TRACE_PERFORMANCE [3] patch as that seems to only work on script 
> commands, and in my case I just get a result of "335 seconds git 
> reset --hard head" from the log.

The trace_performance functions require manual instrumentation of the code 
sections you want to measure, e.g. like this [1]. Output looks like this for a 
full WebKit checkout (Win7 x64, Core i7 860, WD VelociRaptor 300, NTFS, no 
virus scanner, no luafv, no defragger):

trace: at entry.c:128, time: 135.786 s: write_entry::create
trace: at entry.c:129, time: 101.6 s: write_entry::stream
trace: at entry.c:130, time: 0 s: write_entry::read
trace: at entry.c:131, time: 0 s: write_entry::convert
trace: at entry.c:132, time: 0 s: write_entry::write
trace: at entry.c:133, time: 4.71825 s: write_entry::close
trace: at compat/mingw.c:2150, time: 5.68786 s: mingw_lstat (called 661660 
trace: at compat/mingw.c:2151, time: 259.219 s: command: 
c:\git\msysgit\git\git-checkout.exe -f HEAD

> After running killcache I ran very sleepy connected to git, and 
> according to the profile: 95.5% of the time is spent in do_lstat 
> (mingw.c) / NtQueryFullAttributeFile (ntdll)

Very Sleepy confirmed my numbers from above: lstat was always much smaller than 
create/stream/read/write. Could you post details about your test setup? Are you 
still using WebKit for your tests?

> For fun, not knowing if I would break anything or not (it probably 
> does), I wrapped the entire unpack_trees method in the fscache [4] 
> and the total git reset --hard head time fell from 335 seconds to 28 
> seconds, a 11x improvement.

Hmmm...this doesn't work for me at all. Fscache isn't updated during checkout, 
so lstat-checks whether creating a file or directory succeeded will fail.

$ git config core.fscache true
$ time git checkout -f HEAD
Unlink of file 'Examples' failed. Should I try again? (y/n) n
warning: unable to unlink Examples: Permission denied
fatal: cannot create directory at 'Examples': Permission denied


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