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Re: [PATCH] Speed up profile reading/writing


On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 02:16:32AM +0100, Zdenek Dvorak wrote:
> the linux kernel does not cope well with a lot of small reads and writes
> produced by the profiling code. This gets significant if instrumented
> program is large and runs for only small amount of time -- profiling
> gcc spends about 50% of time in system when compiling testsuite during
> profiledbootstrap. This patch makes the program to read/write the whole
> .da files at once, thus improving speed in this case (admitedly
> patological one) by about 30%.

Given that we're using stdio already, isn't all this equivalent
to calling setvbuf(file, buf, _IOFBF, large)?  Or does fseek for
some reason flush the input buffer?


r~


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