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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] libpatch hack WAS: --forward mostly harmless

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] libpatch hack WAS: --forward mostly harmless
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 15:26:41 -0400

Andrew Suffield:
> I seriously doubt that you will find a platform where it will
> help. patch is run too infrequently and for too long for fork()
> overheads to matter.

Yeah. I agree. This never was going to be a performance win, though it
might be a limited portability win (we're guaranteed the patch we like
on all platforms).

I don't like the implied risk of divergeance from carrying around our
own patch.

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