Stefan Zager <> writes:

> ...  I used the Very Sleepy profiler
> to see where all the time was spent on Windows: 55% of the time was
> spent in OpenFile, and 25% in CloseFile (both in win32).

This is somewhat interesting.

When we check things out, checkout_paths() has a list of paths to be
checked out, and iterates over them and call checkout_entry().

I wonder if you can:

 - introduce a version of checkout_entry() that takes file
   descriptors to write to;

 - have an asynchronous helper threads that pre-open the paths to be
   written out and feed <ce, file descriptor to be written> to a

 - restructure that loop so that it reads the <ce, file descriptor
   to be written> from the queue, performs the actual writing out,
   and then feeds <file descriptor to be closed> to another queue; and

 - have another asynchronous helper threads that reads <file
   descriptor to be closed> from the queue and close them.

Calls to write (and preparation of data to be written) will then
remain single-threaded, but it sounds like that codepath is not the
bottleneck in your measurement, so....

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