orbitz at ezabel.com
Tue Nov 16 00:39:13 CET 2004
I guess you didn't read what I said. I suggested using
async/non-blocking sockets so you may have multiple downloads going.
Feel free to google what they are.
Terry Carroll wrote:
>On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, orbitz wrote:
>>Why waste your time using threads for this? Network I/O is so dang slow
>>using threads will not make the downloading any faster. Using
>>async/non-blocking sockets should be fine and easier to program, less
>>worry of deadlock's and easier to debug IMO.
>Boy, I see the network I/O slowness as a reason to use threads.
>If one file takes, say, 1 minute to download, then doing 12 downloads
>serially will take 12 minutes. But if I can have four threads running, I
>can have each thread do 3 downloads, total time 3 minutes.
>I'm assuming that the reason for the slowness is not saturation of the
>network, but rather is a throttle on the web server.
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