exiv2 without EXV_HAVE_MMAP throws an exception
Updated by Robin Mills over 5 years ago
- Status changed from Resolved to Closed
Fix submitted: r4633
I've successfully run the test suite with EXV_HAVE_MMAP unset in include/exiv2/config.h:
#undef EXV_HAVE_MMAP #undef EXV_HAVE_MUNMAP // // That's all Folks! #endif // _CONFIG_H_Time for test suite (without MMAP):
real 1m11.472s user 0m28.147s sys 0m36.597sTime for test suite (with MMAP):
656 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2/trunk $ time make tests >/dev/null real 1m4.627s user 0m27.299s sys 0m34.565s 657 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2/trunk $I'm not surprised that the time is similar. The test suite does not have large files. However the difference 5X when reading a 20mb .NEF
$ time exiv2 -pa --grep Software DSC_0002.NEF Exif.Image.Software Ascii 10 Ver.1.00 real 0m0.068s user 0m0.007s sys 0m0.036sWith MMAP:
$ time exiv2 -pa --grep Software DSC_0002.NEF Exif.Image.Software Ascii 10 Ver.1.00 real 0m0.015s user 0m0.006s sys 0m0.005s
Updated by Robin Mills over 5 years ago
We should not read the whole file when EXV_HAVE_MMAP is not in use. There is code in the RemoteIo class called a "Block Map". In RemoteIo, we wanted to avoid reading the whole file. To achieve that, we allocate a large block of memory which is sufficient to hold the complete file - however it is not populated. We maintain a parallel map with one boolean for every "block" (of 8k or so). When we read, or write, we consult the blockmap and populate the memory block just in time. I'm confident that it is straightforward to promote the block map from RemoteIo to BasicIo and use this strategy in FileIo. This will make a huge difference to the amount of reading being performed.
When this is done, we should also pay attention to the size of the "big block". There is no need to allocate a block to hold the complete file. We can realloc that block when necessary.
I am confident that we can make a huge improvement to the I/O and Memory demands of class FileIo when EXV_HAVE_MMAP is not set. No changes are required in the TiffXxxxx classes as all of this activity will be performed invisibly within BasicIo.
The project to use the "BlockMap" within class FileIo cannot be undertaken for v0.26 as it involves too much work and risk at a very late stage in the project.
Updated by Robin Mills about 5 years ago
Discussion with Asdiel Echevarria
We really like your idea and implementation for reading only the metadata blocks while still using File I/O and we are thinking to try to back port it to 0.26 once 0.26 is released. We will of course share it back in the repository in case you guys do a release between 0.26 and 0.27.
I’ve backported the necessary code from v0.26 to v0.25. The changes to make that happen are mostly in src/*image.cpp and src/basicio.cpp (and their .hpp companions). It’s not as trivial as I say because you have to update the build and other consequential magic. There are new files in v0.26 (src/webpimage.cpp, src/ini.cpp). However I’ve done everything in about two hours. It builds and executes the v0.25 test suite without crashing. The test suite reports various matters which have been fixed in v0.26. The formatted output from the command exiv2 -pS is slightly different in v0.26. For certain this is sufficient to be sent to your test/QE people. http://clanmills.com/exiv2/exiv2-0.25+.tar.gz and I attach a patch for v0.25.
It reads TIFFs over the internet very efficiency. I added instrumentation to HttpIo to see the blocks being fetched. 11 blocks of 1024bytes.
1052 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2 $ ssh email@example.com ls -alt www/files/Reagan.tiff -rw-r--r-- 1 secret secret 8628164 Oct 16 10:45 www/files/Reagan.tiff 1053 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2/v0.25/build $ bin/Debug/exiv2 -pa --grep Software http://clanmills.com/files/Reagan.tiff HttpIo::HttpImpl::getDataByRange: 0,0 HttpIo::HttpImpl::getDataByRange: 8416,8416 HttpIo::HttpImpl::getDataByRange: 8417,8417 HttpIo::HttpImpl::getDataByRange: 8418,8418 HttpIo::HttpImpl::getDataByRange: 8419,8422 HttpIo::HttpImpl::getDataByRange: 8423,8425 Exif.Image.Software Ascii 29 Adobe Photoshop CS Macintosh 1054 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2/v0.25/build $If/When you make the changes for the network drive, I will be very happy to accept a patch. I’ll review and test it, then put it on the trunk after v0.26 has shipped. From my point of view, there is no hurry at all with this.
Incidentally, I pulled down all the raw images yesterday from here: https://www.rawsamples.ch/index.php/en/ Exiv2 reads all 322 without a single stumble when they are on local storage. https://www.rawsamples.ch/index.php/en/ The project for 2017 to enhance our raw image support and test will investigate that every image can be read efficiently over the internet. I’m planning to recruit a Google Summer of Code student for that project. So it would be good to have your patch by May 2017.
529 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2/trunk $ time build/bin/Debug/exiv2 -pa -g Software http://clanmills.com/files/Reagan.tiff Exif.Image.Software Ascii 29 Adobe Photoshop CS Macintosh real 0m1.582s user 0m0.014s sys 0m0.012s 530 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2/trunk $ time curl -O http://clanmills.com/files/Reagan.tiff % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 8425k 100 8425k 0 0 787k 0 0:00:10 0:00:10 --:--:-- 1601k real 0m10.745s user 0m0.074s sys 0m0.319s 531 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2/trunk $ ls -alt Reagan.tiff -rw-r--r--+ 1 rmills staff 8628164 Oct 21 12:00 Reagan.tiff 532 rmills@rmillsmbp:~/gnu/exiv2/trunk $