Ramsay Jones <ram...@ramsay1.demon.co.uk> writes:

> On 11/04/14 23:22, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> [...]
>> [New Topics]
>> * nd/index-pack-one-fd-per-thread (2014-04-09) 1 commit
>>  - index-pack: work around thread-unsafe pread()
>>  Enable threaded index-pack on platforms without thread-unsafe
>>  pread() emulation.
>>  Will merge to 'next' and keep it there for the remainder of the cycle.
> The commit message for commit 512ebe5d ("index-pack: work around
> thread-unsafe pread()", 25-03-2014) is a little misleading.

OK.  Can we have a concrete alternative?

    Multi-threaing of index-pack was disabled with c0f8654
    (index-pack: Disable threading on cygwin - 2012-06-26), because
    pread() implementations for Cygwin and MSYS were not thread
    safe.  Recent Cygwin does offer usable pread() and we enabled
    multi-threading with 103d530f (Cygwin 1.7 has thread-safe pread,

    Work around this problem on platforms with a thread-unsafe
    pread() emulation by opening one file handle per thread; it
    would prevent parallel pread() on different file handles from
    stepping on each other.

    Also remove NO_THREAD_SAFE_PREAD that was introduced in c0f8654
    because it's no longer used anywhere.

    This workaround is unconditional, even for platforms with
    thread-safe pread() because the overhead is small (a couple file
    handles more) and not worth fragmenting the code.

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