Issue #5562 has been updated by Hiroshi Shirosaki.


Thanks for trying this patch.

> * Which version of MinGW GCC are you using to build?
4.5.2
> * Which version of Windows OS are you using?
Windows XP SP3
> * Are you running Windows OS natively or on a VM like VirtualBox?
natively

I used rubyinstaller's latest source code and built with "rake ruby19 LOCAL="c:/devruby/ruby".


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Feature #5562: Improvement of Windows IO performance
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/5562

Author: Hiroshi Shirosaki
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 


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I suggest a patch to improve Windows IO performance.

Ruby's text mode IO is much slower than binary mode.
On Windows text mode is default, so Windows IO is slow.
I assume that's mainly because of CRLF linefeed code conversion.

My idea to improve IO performance is as below.
- Change default linefeed conversion from Universal newline to CRLF newline on Windows
- Use binary mode process with OS's text mode if only CRLF conversion is needed
- Use Ruby's text mode with universal newline conversion if encoding conversion is needed

Although that causes io.c code to be more complicated, IO with CRLF conversion performance seems to be improved much.
I confirmed "make test-all TEST=ruby" have been passed. There was 3 errors, but ruby without this patch had same errors.
I think this patch doesn't affect other OS.

Line endings of "p" or "puts" writing is LF on trunk, but CRLF on 1.8.7 or 1.9.2.
This patch reverts to CRLF.


Here is #1332 benchmark test and results.

time = [Time.new]
c = ''
'aaaa'.upto('zzzz') {|e| c << e}
4.times { c << c }
time << Time.new
File.open('out.file','w') { |f| f.write(c) }
time << Time.new
c = File.open('out.file','r') { |f| f.read }
time << Time.new
0.upto(time.size - 2) {|i| p "#{i} #{time[i+1]-time[i]}" }


- Result

ruby 1.8.7 (2011-06-30 patchlevel 352) [i386-mingw32]
"0 0.78125"
"1 0.6875"
"2 0.5625"

ruby 2.0.0dev (2011-11-03) [i386-mingw32]
"0 0.59375"
"1 1.09375"
"2 1.296875"

ruby 2.0.0dev (2011-11-03 trunk 33615) [i386-mingw32] with this patch
"0 0.625"
"1 0.65625"
"2 0.34375"
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