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[profile] Remove useless msync when dumping gcda files

Authored by calixte on Jun 3 2020, 1:08 AM.



According the mmap man page ( is only required to precisely control updates, so we can safely remove it.
Since gcda files are dumped just before to call exec** functions, dump need to be fast.
On my computer, Firefox built with --coverage needs ~1min40 to display something and in removing msync it needs ~8s.
The slowdown is probably because the directory where data are dumped is on a spinning disk.

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I have the same understanding as @calixte when reading the manpage: munmap forces the write and calling msync right before is redundant.

That being said, I would not expect such a speedup...

No more feedback, let's take the manpage as the tablets of the law here .

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