[erlang-questions] clueless performance question

Kevin Scaldeferri <>
Wed Jun 11 18:42:04 CEST 2008


On Jun 11, 2008, at 9:21 AM, Hynek Vychodil wrote:

> What I can write about WF1 is, this was a little bit ... well I  
> write it clearly: "stupid" because WF1 was measured with data file  
> cached. It is why this Perl implementation won. This implementation  
> mmap file and than forked processes around this file and then rush.  
> Each process reads it's mmap forked copy which in normal cause  
> random access to disk and must end with far slowest solution.
>
>

I don't think it can really be considered cheating to take advantage  
of features provided by the OS.

-kevin



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