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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-10322) skipBytes is used extensively, but is slow
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:54:45 GMT


Benedict commented on CASSANDRA-10322:

I booboo'd. I meant we do want to throw EOF, but that's regrettably _not_ compatible with
{{skipBytes}} as defined by {{DataInput}} (which says clearly that it won't). We could change
that, of course, but it's a possible razor to cut ourselves on later (even if very unlikely)

> skipBytes is used extensively, but is slow
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-10322
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Benedict
>            Assignee: Benedict
>            Priority: Trivial
>             Fix For: 3.0.x
> We skip a great deal to avoid materializing data. Ironically, however, skipping is just
as (perhaps more) expensive, as it allocates a temporary array of the size of the number of
bytes we want to skip.
> This trivial patch implements {{skipBytes}} more efficiently, and simplifies {{FileUtils.skipBytesFully}}

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