RFR: 8041151: More concurrent hgforest.

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at oracle.com
Fri Apr 18 23:21:50 UTC 2014

Hello all;

This is an improvement to hgforest to increase it's concurrency behaviour. Currently hgforest.sh limits the rate at which it starts new sub-processes because it wants to limit the number of concurrent tasks. The naive approach it takes can cause unnecessary delays. For sequences of operations that are entirely local the overhead of waiting is significant. The revised implementation uses fifos for completion notification on capable platforms or compares started task count to completed task count in a shorter sleep loop.

The intention is to use the enhanced concurrency to allow for a fancier get_source.sh that can handle rebasing for mq patches. This involves running a half dozen commands through hgforest. With my current in-development get_source.sh script changes these hgforest changes provide a 10X speedup. (4s vs 40s)

The changeset also incorporates a build-dev suggested improvement to extra base repo url handling and other minor fixes (status code from subprocesses).

JBSBUG: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8041151
WEBREV: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mduigou/JDK-8041151/0/webrev/

I've so far tested it on successfully on Linux (Ubuntu 13.10) Solaris (10u9) and Cygwin x64



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