Bug 77272 - FileReader read speed is way too low
Summary: FileReader read speed is way too low
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DOM (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Unspecified Unspecified
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Alexey Proskuryakov
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-27 23:11 PST by Craig Yoshioka
Modified: 2012-03-02 09:23 PST (History)
1 user (show)

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poposed fix (1.29 KB, patch)
2012-03-01 13:27 PST, Alexey Proskuryakov
oliver: review+
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Description Craig Yoshioka 2012-01-27 23:11:06 PST
I've found that the read speed using FileReader seems to be artifically throttled to ~8MB/sec.   The same code in Chrome gets much faster speeds (reading from an SSD, 100MB/sec+).  I know the FileReader isn't complete yet, but I thought the heads up might be nice... this speed limitation is currently the bottleneck in the resumable uploader I'm building... I've gotten the MD5 hashing speed up to 20MB/sec/thread in JS.

I'm hoping for confirmation that my interpretation is correct (that it's throttled), and to give a heads up on this performance limitation.  I recognize that FileReader in the nightly isn't production-ready yet.
Comment 1 Alexey Proskuryakov 2012-03-01 13:27:59 PST
Created attachment 129739 [details]
poposed fix
Comment 2 Alexey Proskuryakov 2012-03-01 14:51:35 PST
Committed <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/109435>.
Comment 3 Craig Yoshioka 2012-03-02 09:23:01 PST
Wow, it's somehow magically ~512X faster now!  J/K, but it is much better,  I'm getting read speeds of ~45MB/sec now from the SSD vs. the previous ~8.  Thanks!