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0000575OpenMPTlibopenmptpublic2019-09-24 12:11
Reportermanx Assigned Tomanx  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Target VersionOpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.5.0 (upgrade first)Fixed in VersionOpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.5.0 (upgrade first) 
Summary0000575: Inefficient FILE I/O

Inefficient FILE I/O <s>(especially in openmpt::could_open_propability)</s>:
libopenmpt currently pre-caches the whole file in more situations than theoretically necessary.
This is caused mainly by calls to FileReader::GetRawData() or calls to FileReader::GetLength() (for unseekable streams).

Additional Information

As of r4875, the status is as follows:

  1. <del>GetRawData() always precaches the whole file. Theoretically, only from the current position would be necessary. Ultimately, GetRawData() will always require a view to almost the complete file data as contiguous memory.</del> Many GetRawData() uses have been removed in r6102 and related revisions.
  2. <del>Even seekable streams are currently completely cached while reading.
    This results in twice the filesize of memory consumption: 1. the cache and 2. the parsed file. This hurts platforms with low memory.</del> Somewhere around r6102, this was also improved.
    Status as of r6641:
  3. GetRawData() still always pre-caches the whole file. However, it is only used rarely now.
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related to 0000914 resolvedmanx split module format probing into separate TestFOO() static member functions 




2016-03-18 15:29

administrator   ~0002292

As of r6140, almost all cases relevant to libopenmpt in practice have been converted to not use GetRawData() anymore.
The remaining offenders are: MMCMP, XPK, PP20 depackers and MDL, MED loaders (which need a full loader rewrite anyway).

Saga Musix

Saga Musix

2016-07-17 18:06

administrator   ~0002514

As of r6637, the MDL loader is now also based on FileReader.



2019-07-01 07:50

administrator   ~0003965

As of r11660, r11661 , std::istream is no longer slow.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-08-24 07:45 manx New Issue
2014-08-24 07:45 manx Status new => assigned
2014-08-24 07:45 manx Assigned To => manx
2015-03-12 10:25 manx Summary Inefficient FILE I/O, especially in openmpt::could_open_propability => Inefficient FILE I/O <s>(especially in openmpt::could_open_propability)</s>
2015-03-12 10:25 manx Additional Information Updated
2015-03-12 15:00 manx Summary Inefficient FILE I/O <s>(especially in openmpt::could_open_propability)</s> => Inefficient FILE I/O
2015-03-12 15:00 manx Description Updated
2016-03-15 12:06 manx Additional Information Updated
2016-03-18 15:29 manx Note Added: 0002292
2016-03-18 15:30 manx Assigned To manx =>
2016-03-18 15:30 manx Assigned To => manx
2016-03-18 15:30 manx Status assigned => confirmed
2016-03-18 15:30 manx Assigned To manx =>
2016-07-17 18:06 Saga Musix Note Added: 0002514
2016-07-17 18:42 manx Additional Information Updated
2017-09-17 09:34 manx Relationship added related to 0000914
2019-07-01 07:50 manx Note Added: 0003965
2019-09-24 12:10 manx Target Version OpenMPT 1.?? (long term goals) => OpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.5.0 (upgrade first)
2019-09-24 12:10 manx Assigned To => manx
2019-09-24 12:10 manx Status confirmed => resolved
2019-09-24 12:10 manx Resolution open => fixed
2019-09-24 12:10 manx Fixed in Version => OpenMPT / libopenmpt 0.5.0 (upgrade first)