On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 11:18:18 +0900, jm <jeffm / ghostgun.com> wrote:
> Processing flow data from a router. The script caches user information
> from a database then processes a 25-30MB flow file captured from a
> router using flow-tools. This takes about 5 minutes on a 2.4GHz pentium
> 4 unloaded by any other process running at 98% utilisation
> continuously. To put this into context each flow file is only 15
> minutes worth of data and the current perl version does it in a bit
> over 2 minutes. This perl version is showing it's lack of design in a
> variety of ways including the nightmare of trying to add features it
> was never designed to support. So this was a good opportunity to
> rewrite it in ruby to make it more maintainable, etc.
> 
> While 5 minutes in within the time constraint that is on an unloaded
> machine and the machine it's destined for has other processes sharing
> the CPU.

Could your script be doing things that could be improved in performance?

-austin
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