On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> I'll try it, but I'm not convinced. Just pulling across NFS (i.e.
> 100% network-I/O-bound) takes 20secs. Decompression (CPU-bound)
> takes 20secs of CPU time. Doing them together takes 40secs,
> while, in theory, the I/O and CPU could happen in parallel, giving
> a run time of 20secs.
hmm... usually i'd defer to your wisdom kenn, but in this case i can
not see how you think that you can reduce 20secs for reading, 20secs
for gzipping to less than 20+20secs.
you can shift where the 20sec for reading occurs by prereading, but it
has to happen irregardless. you can not make gzip compress data that
hasn't been read yet though.. :)
i'd say fastest option (if sticking to nfs) is just let gzip do it and
avoid extra copies of user data from one process through kernel to
> However, using raw TCP will give me a 32K buffer in the kernel,
> which may be enough to stay ahead of gunzip.
>> I'll be back...
having invented time travel no doubt.. :)
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