Issue #6154 has been updated by headius (Charles Nutter).


mame or matz: Is this change approved? If so, I can proceed with a patch that includes what I've already posted plus OpenSSL changes.
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Feature #6154: Eliminate extending WaitReadable/Writable at runtime
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6154#change-37633

Author: headius (Charles Nutter)
Status: Assigned
Priority: Normal
Assignee: matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)
Category: 
Target version: next minor


The nonblocking IO operations started extending WaitReadable or WaitWritable into the Errno::EAGAIN instance some time during the 1.9 series. This has a rather high cost, since a singleton class must be created and the global method cache must be flushed.

The attached patch instead creates two new classes of the following form, and raises them rather than raising a singleton EAGAIN:

class IO::EAGAINReadable < Errno::EAGAIN
  include WaitReadable
end

class IO::EAGAINWritable < Errno::EAGAIN
  include WaitWritable
end

The performance of repeatedly doing unsuccessful nonblocking reads improves by about 20%:

BEFORE:

system ~/projects/ruby $ ./ruby2.0.0 -rbenchmark -rsocket -e "sock = TCPSocket.new('localhost', 22); 10.times { puts Benchmark.measure { 100_000.times { begin; sock.read_nonblock(10); rescue IO::WaitReadable; end } } }"
  1.210000   0.110000   1.320000 (  1.328921)
  1.220000   0.120000   1.340000 (  1.326136)
  1.220000   0.110000   1.330000 (  1.334026)
  1.230000   0.110000   1.340000 (  1.349927)
  1.310000   0.130000   1.440000 (  1.426608)
  1.210000   0.110000   1.320000 (  1.333530)
  1.220000   0.120000   1.340000 (  1.330352)
  1.230000   0.110000   1.340000 (  1.350455)
  1.220000   0.120000   1.340000 (  1.327550)
  1.220000   0.110000   1.330000 (  1.337785)

AFTER:

system ~/projects/ruby $ ./ruby2.0.0 -rbenchmark -rsocket -e "sock = TCPSocket.new('localhost', 22); 10.times { puts Benchmark.measure { 100_000.times { begin; sock.read_nonblock(10); rescue IO::WaitReadable; end } } }"
  0.980000   0.110000   1.090000 (  1.092166)
  1.010000   0.120000   1.130000 (  1.129877)
  1.090000   0.120000   1.210000 (  1.202066)
  0.960000   0.110000   1.070000 (  1.076274)
  0.970000   0.100000   1.070000 (  1.078000)
  0.970000   0.110000   1.080000 (  1.078156)
  0.970000   0.110000   1.080000 (  1.078005)
  0.970000   0.110000   1.080000 (  1.078266)
  0.980000   0.110000   1.090000 (  1.093039)
  1.000000   0.110000   1.110000 (  1.112519)

This benchmark does not show the hidden cost of constantly invalidating the global method cache.

I also modified a similar case in OpenSSL, where it previously created an SSLError and extended WaitReadable into it.


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