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SubjectRe: Patch and Performance of larger pipes
On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Ryan Cumming wrote:

> On October 18, 2001 11:07, Manfred Spraul wrote:
> > Could you test the attached singlecopy patches?
> >
> > with bw_pipe,
> > * on UP, up to +100%.
>
> Awesome! Although any improvement improvement in efficiency is a good thing,
> I am curious as to what uses pipes besides gcc -pipe. UNIX domain sockets
> (for local X11, for instance) aren't implemented as pipes, are they? What
> sort of real world performance gains could I expect from this patch?

If Manfred's patch helps gcc -pipe, then hopefully he'll submit it.
(or maybe we should just kill the -pipe switch from the kernel tree;)
In testing with a hefty parallel make, removing that switch produced
a nice speedup.

-Mike

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