iana-etc with STRIP=yes

Valter Douglas Lisbôa Jr. douglas at trenix.com.br
Tue Oct 7 09:15:47 PDT 2008


Em Tuesday 07 October 2008 13:05:44 Dan Nicholson escreveu:
>
> Whenever you do a getservbyname(), the glibc resolver has to parse out
> /etc/services. This happens when you use "http", and the resolver has
> to decide what port number to use. Likewise, when some program
> specifies "tcp", the glibc resolver has to parse /etc/protocols to
> decide what protocol number that corresponds to. So, cutting out the
> comments just makes the parsing faster. I saw a discussion of this a
> while ago on a fedora list, but I can't find the link now.
I follow the thread and found this forums before too.

>
> You can test this yourself with getent and then try again with a
> stripped down /etc/services (I didn't bother).
>
> $ time { for ((n = 0; n < 100; n++)); do getent services http
>
> >/dev/null; done; }
>
> real    0m0.098s
> user    0m0.033s
> sys     0m0.065s
>
> I happen to think the comments are more beneficial than any speedup,
> but that's just my preference.
>
> --
> Dan

I load the file on cache before the tests!

No Stripped
time { for ((n = 0; n < 100; n++)); do getent services http > /dev/null; 
done }

real    0m0.110s
user    0m0.024s
sys     0m0.084s

Stripped
time { for ((n = 0; n < 100; n++)); do getent services http > /dev/null; 
done }

real    0m0.106s
user    0m0.020s
sys     0m0.084s

Low difference! :(

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