Poor read() performance, and I can't profile it

Kirk Strauser kirk at strauser.com
Thu Jun 5 21:18:32 UTC 2008

On Thursday 05 June 2008, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Kirk Strauser wrote:

> ktrace(1) and check for the buffer size in use.  It is probably too
> small.
> Kris

It seems to be doing a lot of read()s with 4096-byte buffers.  Is that what 
you mean?  It's also doing a lot of lseek()s to what is likely the current 
position anyway (example: seek to 0x00, read 16 bytes, seek to 0x10, etc.).  
Would that make a difference, or should that be a NOP?
Kirk Strauser

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