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I also have a hard time understanding how you can be throttled on perl runtime with only 1.25 load and 70% cpu idle.

I am not in total agreement that it won't help to increase cache size...it is after all what caches are about...better I/O performance. Just not likely to save the day.

At a minimum, I would have the output file be many files instead. Bad enough reading in 81GB, but simply propogating sillyness to make another one and will cut down runtime just on the output part.

I need to think about it some, but maybe using the sysread and sysseek family would be faster since you bypass stdio. You would read in a huge chunk and then split that by LF.

Another helpful option is to renice the program. Not friendly, but who needs friends.

If you aren't using perl 5.6, maybe setting O_LARGEFILE would help...again...not sure. Ultimately, C/C++ will give you better performance, but I would rather play Everquest. :-)


In reply to Re: Performance Question by roboslug
in thread Performance Question by Jarinn

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