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SubjectRe: Why is 2.4.32 four times faster than
On Sun, 8 Jan 2006 10:21:01 -0800, Octavio Alvarez Piza <> wrote:

>On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:05:43 +1100
>Grant Coady <> wrote:
>> On Sun, 8 Jan 2006 10:57:41 +0100, Willy Tarreau <> wrote:
>> > Could you please retest :
>> > - without the pipe (remove '| cut ...') to avoid inter-process
>> > communications
>> I thought it made a difference, then delay back again, I'll try
>> again tomorrow when I'm more awake.
>> >You should be able to find one simple pattern which makes the problem
>> >appear/disappear on 2.6. At least, 'cat x.log >/dev/null' should not
>> >take time or that time should be spent in I/O.
>> Yes, done that and the time went down by ~five seconds.
>Just make sure you first read all the file with cat (I'd retry all from
>the initial tests) so you don't add hd-read time to the first command.

I do notice occasional pauses (just a slight jerkiness) in output
from log file, perhaps when it is appended to. As I wrote earlier,
this one liner is something I do fairly often to see what is hitting
the web server, the 'cut -c -96' is because I run 96 character
wide ssh terminals.

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