[kaffe] Re: [freenet-dev] Freenet slowness dominated by Sun's slow implementation of modPow()?
toad at amphibian.dyndns.org
Sat Mar 15 01:43:01 PST 2003
Further testing shows that this is purely an artifact of our thread
use/system load... when run outside Fred, Sun takes about 20ms to do
a modPow(), and Kaffe takes about 2ms. Under light load, Sun can take
200ms or so; under relatively heavy load, Sun takes 900-1400ms. This
would appear to be mainly caused by our excessive usage of threads and
its interaction with the kernel scheduler...
[CC'd to kaffe at kaffe.org because of borderline relevance, due to the
figures on kaffe vs sun modPow()]
On Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 03:07:27AM +0000, Matthew Toseland wrote:
> It looks like the dominating factor in the crypto in authorizeTime is
> BigInteger.modPow() (a JVM-provided method, which really ought to be
> fast...). I'm seeing an average time for modPow() of 1412ms (it seems to
> be increasing...). With Sun 1.4.
> Now, with Kaffe, which uses libgmp, averages are closer to 59ms-75ms.
> I will run it on Kaffe overnight to see what happens.
> A) Fix remaining Kaffe problems (kaffe has monolithic GC, causing
> longish delays from time to time which lock the whole VM, but there is a
> kaffe derivative that uses Boehm incremental GC which could be merged;
> kaffe seems to get longer lock times suggesting maybe its locking is very
> heavy...), bundle Kaffe with Freenet (even on the Win32 version - this
> should be possible, I believe there is a port). Grumble if running a Sun
> JVM, but still run.
> B) Call out to an external, platform specific helper app if available
> (grumble loudly if it isn't there). With times of a second or more, this
> is probably still faster than using Sun's slow code.
> C) Any other suggestions?
> We really should do something about this is 0.5.2 - shaving 900ms off
> average authorizeTime's/connectingTime's is not something to be ignored.
> BTW, the theory: Kaffe uses libgmp, which is very very fast. Sun uses
> some apparently badly written in-house BigInteger code.
> Matthew Toseland
> toad at amphibian.dyndns.org/amphibian at users.sourceforge.net
> Full time freenet hacker.
> Freenet Distribution Node (temporary) at http://80-192-4-36.cable.ubr09.na.blueyonder.co.uk:8889/J3Q~LkZ7ezk/
toad at amphibian.dyndns.org/amphibian at users.sourceforge.net
Full time freenet hacker.
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