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Subject: Re: My vote for BMP cache removal

Re: My vote for BMP cache removal

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 08:48:04 +0100

On 31.01.2006, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> Hi

> I'm not at all fond of the BMP cache thing that was added the
> other day. I think it bloats code, is complex and is the wrong
> answer to the minor performance problems we might have when
> loading WPS configs with large amounts of pics.

> I'd rather see us move towards using a single BMP with "chop"
> instructions for what to use.

I'm with you here.

There seems to be an additional area for gaining performance -
it was reported that WPS loading on iPod is way faster than on
iriver. The CPU speed is similar, so I can only imagine 2
possible causes: (1) The iriver ATA driver needs optimising. (2)
The endian swap in fat.c.

Regards, Jens
Received on 2006-02-01

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