cygrunsrv + sshd + rsync = 20 times too slow -- throttled?

Ken Brown
Mon Sep 20 19:14:08 GMT 2021

Hi Takashi,

On 9/20/2021 8:52 AM, Takashi Yano wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:07:42 +0200
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Sep 11 11:35, Takashi Yano wrote:
>>> Keeping read handle in write pipe (Corinna's query_hdl) causes problem
>>> that write side cannot detect close on read side.
>>> Is it possible to open read handle temporally when pipe_data_available()
>>> is called?
>> 1. You would have to know which process keeps the other side of the pipe.
>> 2. You would have to have the permission to open the other process to
>>     duplicate the pipe into your own process
>> 3. You would have to know the HANDLE value of the read side of your pipe
>>     in that other process.
>> Point 1 is (kind of) doable using GetNamedPipeClientProcessId or
>> GetNamedPipeServerProcessId.  ZIt's not clear how reliable these
>> functions are, given that both pipe sides are created by the same
>> process and then usually inherited by two child processes communicating
>> over that pipe.
>> Point 2 is most of the time the case, especially when talking with
>> native processes.
>> Point 3 requires some sort of IPC.
>> Having said that, I think this is too complicated.
> In the current implementation, there is a potential risk that
> write side fails to detect the closure of read side if more than
> one writers exist and one of them is non-cygwin process.
> Therefore, I had tried to implement the above idea (tentative
> query handle). Finally, I could convince myself to some extent,
> so I attach a patch for that.
> As for point 1 and 3, I used NtQuerySystemInformation() with
> SystemHandleInformation. I also used NtQueryObject() with
> ObjectNameInformation in order to know which handle is the
> other side of the pipe. As for point 2, it is not possible to
> open the process which is running as a service, so the current
> query_hdl is used for such process as an exception.
> Ken, WDYT of this implementation?

This looks like a great idea!  I'll review it in detail later today or tomorrow.



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