Hi Tom,

On 19 September 2016 at 13:14, Tom Rini <tr...@konsulko.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 04:48:31PM -0600, Simon Glass wrote:
>
>> On a machine with a lot of CPUs this prints a lot of useless lines of the
>> form:
>>
>>    Cloning repo for thread <n>
>>
>> Adjust the output so that these all appear on one line, and disappear when
>> the cloning is complete.
>>
>> Note: This cloning is actually unnecessary and very wasteful on disk space
>> (about 3.5GB each time). It would be better to create symlinks.
>
> When do we actually need to clone?  Or why, even?

Each thread can check out a different commit. I think it might be
possible to put the checkout in a separate thread so it can avoid
contention. I'm not quite sure...

Regards,
Simon
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