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From: Peter Stephenson <p.w.stephenson@ntlworld.com>
To: Stefan Radziuk <sradziuk@pdtpartners.com>, zsh-workers@zsh.org
Subject: Re: Using the history expansion modifier 'a' results in excessive lstat calls
Date: Wed, 25 May 2022 10:53:06 +0100 (BST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1126442111.366927.1653472386462@mail2.virginmedia.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200084252.242457.1653041722599@mail2.virginmedia.com>

> On 20 May 2022 at 11:15 Peter Stephenson <p.w.stephenson@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On 20 May 2022 at 11:08 Stefan Radziuk <sradziuk@pdtpartners.com> wrote:
> > I have looked through some threads in the mailing list to find out why
> > zgetdir > is being used over getcwd in the first place. It seems it was
> > implemented this way in the 1990s to work around a bug in some implementations
> > of getcwd, which should not be a concern on modern systems. 
> > 
> > I was wondering if zgetdir is still the right way to do this? Are there
> > use cases where it is preferred over getcwd? Maybe zgetcwd could simply
> > use getcwd primarily (i.e. not as fallback), or perhaps USE_GETCWD could
> > be enabled by default (currently it is only enabled on QNX builds).
> The best bet would probably be to try that by default once we're sure the
> release is out of the way --- as you say there's a good chance that's the
> right way to go now and I don't think we're going to find out the problems
> any other way.

Will it be worth seeing what effects the following has?


diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index c72148d06..77e381f50 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -2021,11 +2021,15 @@ if test x$zsh_cv_sys_superroot = xyes; then
+dnl This is now turned on by default, as we expect modern getcwd
+dnl implementations to work correctly.  Any exceptions should be added
+dnl to the first case.  Currently there are none, hence it is forced
+dnl not to match.
 AC_CACHE_CHECK(whether we should use the native getcwd,
 [case "${host_cpu}-${host_vendor}-${host_os}" in
-    *QNX*) zsh_cv_use_getcwd=yes ;;
-    *) zsh_cv_use_getcwd=no ;;
+    *NOMATCH*) zsh_cv_use_getcwd=no ;;
+    *) zsh_cv_use_getcwd=yes ;;
 [Define to 1 if you need to use the native getcwd.])

  reply	other threads:[~2022-05-25  9:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-05-20 10:08 Stefan Radziuk
2022-05-20 10:15 ` Peter Stephenson
2022-05-25  9:53   ` Peter Stephenson [this message]
2022-05-25 10:22     ` (EXT) " Stefan Radziuk
2022-05-25 10:33       ` Peter Stephenson
2022-05-26  8:35         ` Peter Stephenson
2022-05-20 10:34 ` Mikael Magnusson
2022-05-23 11:32   ` (EXT) " Stefan Radziuk

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