Finding slowdowns in pkg_install (continuations of previous threads)

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Jul 5 07:00:35 UTC 2007

Garrett Cooper wrote:
>    I'm currently running a gamut of tests (500 tests, per package -- 
> 128 total on my server), and outputting all data to CSV files to 
> interpret later, using another Perl script to interpret calculated 
> averages and standard deviations.
>    Using basic printf(2)'s with clock_gettime(2) I have determined 
> that the majority of the issues are disk-bound (as Tom Kientzle put 
> it). The scope of my problem is not to analyze tar, but I've 
> discovered that a lot of time is spent in reading and interpreting the 
> +CONTENTS and related files (most notably in parsing commands to be 
> honest).
>    Will post more conclusive results tomorrow once all of my results 
> are available.
> Cheers,
> -Garrett
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