Generally I will use the POSIX API instead of STD C APIs. You can adjust it while appropriate latency but basically the Standard C (fwrite ()) API has own buffer where the data is copied and only then is written to disk.
I made ​​small tests (similar to your program) and the POSIX API was much faster as the Standard C APIs.
Try to replace the fopen () and fwrite () with open () and write() ?

My tests in (clocks):

Loop writes with 2000 max 9000 char buffer
Write STD C: 69
Write POSIX: 28

Loop 90 000 writes with 2000 char buffer
Write C STD: 687
Write POSIX: 257

void writePOSIX()
{
int i, file;
file = open("/tmp/1.txt", O_CREAT|O_RDWR, S_IWUSR);

memset( &buf, 'c', sizeof(buf) );
for( i = 0; i<MAX;i++ )
write( file, buf, sizeof(buf) );

close( file );
}

void writeSTDC()
{
int i = 0;
FILE *file = fopen( "/tmp/2.txt", "w" );

memset( &buf, 'c', sizeof(buf) );
for( i = 0; i<MAX;i++ )
fwrite( buf, 1, sizeof(buf), file );

fclose( file );
}

-----Original Message-----
From: c400-l-bounces+peter.daransky=uc4.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:c400-l-bounces+peter.daransky=uc4.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Boris
Sent: Dienstag, 24. Mai 2011 05:21
To: c400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [C400-L] C400-L Digest, Vol 9, Issue 22

Thanks for the quick response.
I'm probably missing on some basics here.
Here is a sample code:


for (i=0;i<=2000;i++)
buf[i]='c';
out = fopen("fileout.txt","w");
/*out = fopen("fileout.txt","wb,type=record,lrecl=2000");*/

for (i=0;i<=900000;i++)
{
num = fwrite (buf, 1, sizeof(buf), out );
}

fclose(out);

I removed the read function. It was populating the buf.
This program takes about 90% CPU.
I also tried:
num = fwrite (buf, sizeof(buf), 1, out ); It did reduce the CPU to about 85%. Then I increased the size of the buf to
10000 assuming it would further reduce the CPU but it instead jumped to 94%.


How do I make the program write by records/blocks? The commented line
doesn't work - fopen returns NULL.

Thanks.
Boris.



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