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SubjectRe: Re: [ANNOUNCE] git-pasky-0.1
Dear diary, on Sun, Apr 10, 2005 at 07:45:12PM CEST, I got a letter
where Ingo Molnar <> told me that...
> * Willy Tarreau <> wrote:
> > > > I will also need to do more testing on the linux kernel tree.
> > > > Committing patch-2.6.7 on 2.6.6 kernel and then diffing results in
> > > >
> > > > $ time `parent-id` `tree-id` >p
> > > > real 5m37.434s
> > > > user 1m27.113s
> > > > sys 2m41.036s
> > > >
> > > > which is pretty horrible, it seems to me. Any benchmarking help is of
> > > > course welcomed, as well as any other feedback.
> > >
> > > it seems from the numbers that your system doesnt have enough RAM for
> > > this and is getting IO-bound?
> >
> > Not the only problem, without I/O, he will go down to 4m8s (u+s) which
> > is still in the same order of magnitude.
> probably not the only problem - but if we are lucky then his system was
> just trashing within the kernel repository and then most of the overhead
> is the _unnecessary_ IO that happened due to that (which causes CPU
> overhead just as much). The dominant system time suggests so, to a
> certain degree. Maybe this is wishful thinking.

It turns out to be the forks for doing all the cuts and such what is
bogging it down so awfully (doing diff-tree takes 0.48s ;-). I do about
15 forks per change, I guess, and for some reason cut takes a long of
time on its own.

I've rewritten the cuts with the use of bash arrays and other smart
stuff. I somehow don't feel comfortable using this and prefer the
old-fashioned ways, but it would be plain unusable without this.

Now I'm down to

real 1m21.440s
user 0m32.374s
sys 0m42.200s

and I kinda doubt if it is possible to cut this much down. Almost no
disk activity, I have almost everything cached by now, apparently.

Anyway, you can git pull to get the optimized version.

Thanks for the help,

Petr "Pasky" Baudis
98% of the time I am right. Why worry about the other 3%.
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