David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org> writes:

> David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org> writes:
>> Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:
>> Something's _really_ fishy about that cache behavior.  Note that the
>> _system_ time goes up considerably, not just user time.  Since the
>> packs are zlib-packed, it's reasonable that more I/O time is also
>> associated with more user time and it is well possible that the user
>> time increase is entirely explainable by the larger amount of
>> compressed data to access.
>> But this stinks.
> And an obvious contender for the stinking is that the "LRU" scheme used
> here is _strictly_ freeing memory based on which cache entry has been
> _created_ the longest time ago, not which cache entry has been
> _accessed_ the longest time ago.  Which means a pure round-robin
> strategy for freeing memory rather than LRU.
> Let's see what happens when changing this.

Not much.  With any cache size, using a "true" LRU scheme does not buy
more than 2%.  On the other hand, increasing core.deltaBaseCacheLimit
from its default of 16m to 128m in the config file results in the
following difference (with default #define MAX_DELTA_CACHE (256)):

dak@lola:/usr/local/tmp/emacs$ time ../git/git blame src/xdisp.c >/dev/null

real    1m17.446s
user    0m30.696s
sys     0m46.332s
dak@lola:/usr/local/tmp/emacs$ time ../git/git blame src/xdisp.c >/dev/null

real    0m27.519s
user    0m20.248s
sys     0m7.156s

So it would seem that the default available cache slots are not utilized
anyway when operating on this file (about 1MB in size) with the default
of core.deltaBaseCacheLimit.

It is still irritating that the performance drops quite a bit with a
considerably larger number of cache slots.

David Kastrup
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