At 11:17 AM -0700 1999/9/17, Matthew Dillon wrote:

>     What we really need is something that generates a performance
>     curve based on several variables, including block size, locality of
>     reference (seek randomosity), amount of parallelism, locality of
>     parallelism (i.e. operating on same files vs different files), size of
>     dataset in bytes, and size of dataset in files.

        URRP!  Man, you don't ask for much, do you?  ;-)

>     I don't have the time to do it.  Sniff!

        Well, just adding forking to the current benchmark would be a 
really significant improvement.  Unfortunately, the only thing 
rustier than my overall skills in programming C (over ten years ago) 
are my system programming skills in C.

        I am willing (and want) to slowly push my way into trying to 
understand programs like Diablo, but that only works when I've got 
someone much better than I am to lean on (such as you or Joe Greco). 
However, I would have *no* earthly clue *whatsoever* how to even 
consider going about making the kinds of changes you're suggesting to 

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