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Re: [leafnode-list] Can fetchnews un-buffer stdout?

Stefan Wiens <s.wi@xxxxxxx> writes:

> Matthias Andree <ma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > You mean: that's why stdio is not really suited for network
> > applications? That's what it boils down to.
> I built a line-buffered leafnode.
> On a P200 Box with Linux 2.2.17, the full-buffered version transmits
> 5.6 MB/s after LIST ACTIVE, the line-buffered one 2.6 MB/s.
> In either case, CPU power limits the data rate:
> Both cause 99% CPU load; I think stdio isn't the only reason.
> Most interesting, line buffered mode actually results in larger
> average packet size. There seems to be some additional buffering in
> the kernel. ;-)

Well, as far as I'm concerned, the only line-buffering I originally
requested was for the messages that `fetchnews' sends to stdout.
The other line-buffering that's being discussed here clearly isn't

So ... is there any way that we can *just* have stdout line buffering
for the dignostic output of `fetchnews' ... or at the very most, for
the stdout diagnostics from the other utilities?

> [ ... ]
> Stefan

 Lloyd Zusman

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