[Python-Dev] very bad network performance

Ralf Schmitt schmir at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 23:29:21 CEST 2008

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 8:10 PM, Curt Hagenlocher <curt at hagenlocher.org>

> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 9:12 AM, Ralf Schmitt <schmir at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I've tracked it down to this change:
> > http://hgpy.de/py/release25-maint/rev/e9446c6ab3cd
> > this is svn revision 61009.
> > [...]
> > self._rbufsize if 1, and so the code reads one byte at a time
> The change is correct, but exposes a flaw earlier in the same method.
> "_rbufsize == 1" represents a request to buffer "by line", which is
> clearly irrelevant in this context.  A request to read n bytes should
> just use the default buffer size if buffering "by line".  Sample patch
> is attached.

Sorry to reply on the mailing list. But this change is wrong.
e.g. if you're using a buffer size of 16 bytes and try to read 256 bytes, it
should call recv with a value of 256 and not call recv 16 times with a value
of 16.
However, there should be an upper limit (as shown by the imap bug).

- Ralf
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