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From: Avi Revivo (revivoavi_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-31 07:30:18

Hi Joaquín,

Thanks for the fast reply.

After dissecting i found out that the only problem is the the actual
invocation of delete().

Code executed:

            int *arrayOfPointers[100000];

        for(int i = 0; i < 100000; i++)
                arrayOfPointers[i] = new int;

        for(int i = 0; i < 100000; i++)
                delete arrayOfPointers[i];


Excuting the for loop that deletes takes 25 times slower then any other
computer tested. The average time for a single delete operation is longer in
by factor of 25.

Therefore, the container got nothing to do with it. I am still searching for
the reason for this behavior, i am looking for possible hardware problems.

Excuting this code in windows safe mode did not reflect any change.

If anyone can recommend tools to diagnose such a problem it will be greatly

Many thanks,

Joaquín Mª López Muñoz wrote:
> Avi Revivo ha escrito:
>> Note that i created a stand alone application to do only this performance
>> tests compiled in visual studio 2005 without CLI support.
>> When excuting this test program on other HP G4 servers they run as fast
>> (faster) then the standard PC. I have only 1 HP G4 machine which the
>> performance is as described. I tried all varation of compiler
>> optimization
>> but still. On this machine alone the performance is extermaly worse then
>> all
>> other computers when removing elements from the container.
> Hello Avi,
> I don't see any reason why the erase part should perform so erraticaly on
> the
> HP server, specially when on other servers the program works fine. My
> hunch
> is that this could be related to the L1 and L2 cache configuration of the
> machine. Could you compare this particular setting with those of the
> servers
> where performance is adequate?
> Other than that I don't know what more to suggest. If you could share the
> test
> code I'd be happy to have a look at it. Also, maybe using a pool allocator
> like
> might have
> some
> beneficial effect and fix cache anomalies.
> Please keep me informed of your progress, if any, with this.
> Joaquín M López Muñoz
> Telefónica, Investigación y Desarrollo
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