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From Rommel Sharma <>
Subject RE: mod_perl Filters: Selecting the most appropriate buffer size
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2012 04:15:54 GMT

Many thanks for the inputs. This definitely helps. Will be testing out the performance with
different buffer size 1K and higher.


From: Scott Gifford []
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 8:13 PM
To: Rommel Sharma
Cc: mod_perl list
Subject: Re: mod_perl Filters: Selecting the most appropriate buffer size

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 7:16 AM, Rommel Sharma <<>>
Hi All,

I am going through the documentation on mod_perl filters at the link below:

Examples set a buffer size to process the content held in the buffer like:

use constant BUFF_LEN => 1024;

What is the best approach to reach most optimum buffer size? Is there a best practices like
guideline here?

Not sure about mod_perl specifics, but the tradeoff with buffer sizes is generally that larger
buffers give better overall throughput, at the cost of more memory and latency.  On a disk,
using a number that is a multiple of the filesystem block size will usually give the best
performance.  With data coming from the network or a script, I don't think it will matter
much.  You can certainly try different values and measure the results, but anything 1K or
more will probably be OK.

Hope this helps,


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