[tahoe-dev] atlasgrid performance testing results

Zooko O'Whielacronx zooko at zooko.com
Fri Sep 23 21:57:45 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Brian Warner <warner at lothar.com> wrote:
>  * MDMF is nice and fast: 4MBps over LAN connections
>  * my new CHK downloader (which appeared in 1.8.0) is not as fast
>   (2.6MBps) as the old downloader (from 1.7.1) (4.4MBps)
>  * high values of "k" really hurt the new CHK downloader (but not MDMF)

> This analysis reveals a number of fixes that we should experiment with.
> The first big one is to implement a scatter/gather readv() method for
> immutable-share downloads, to bring them more in line with mutable
> retrievals.

Perhaps this should be obvious, but why are MDMF retrievals and
immutable ("CHK") retrievals currently different in this regard? As
far as I understand they each proceed (in the main part of the process
where they are downloading the bulk data) by sequentially requesting
one block and then the next. Don't they?



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