cvs commit [HEAD] src/gnu/usr.bin/cpio Makefile

David O'Brien obrien at
Mon Jun 16 14:18:56 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 11:39:22PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> I've attached a patch which does what I described above for CPIO, and
> adds a knob to turn off building of GNU grep. When we get to the point
> where bsd grep is imported into the base system, I would do the same in
> HEAD/8-current for bsd grep as I am proposing we do for cpio.

Before changing the default grep away from GNU grep, please have a full
and wide discussion.  cpio is one thing, but GNU grep is faster than any
alternative so far (educated me if other greps are finally faster).
Speed of grep is a tier-1 feature.

-- David  (obrien at

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