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Re: Excessive thrashing when popen()ing after a large malloc()

On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 10:34:18PM -0600, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
>>From: Eric Blake
>>Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 9:41 PM
>>Subject: Re: Excessive thrashing when popen()ing after a 
>>large malloc()
>> According to Christopher Faylor on 11/15/2006 9:51 AM:
>>>Fully implementing posix_spawn is quite a bit of work although I did
>>>tell Linus Torvalds that I'd look into implementing it in Cygwin
>>>eventually (it would make git-on-cygwin faster).
>>Wow - Linus actually cares about what happens on cygwin?
>Um, Eric...  That's called that "name dropping".

Absolutely right.  I am very apt to mention that Linus Torvalds knows
about Cygwin and that I had a couple of conversations with him on ways
to make it work better with git.

I also once met Marcello Tosatti who also knew about Cygwin and seemed
to view it positively.  I was introduced to him by Rik Van Riel.

Some linux-types (most notably Ulrich Drepper) think that any effort
which involves making things work on Windows is wasted so I was
gratified to receive a positive response from a Linux notable.  Stephen
Tweedie, OTOH, did not seem to have any idea about Cygwin when I met
him.  Ditto, Thomas Gleixner (of real-time Linux fame).

(the guy who once brushed by Linus Torvalds at a presentation)

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