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Re: Multithreading support?

Hi Seth,

On 08/22/17 18:35, Seth P. Garrepy wrote:
> I am getting started with Tarsnap and had a general question about the
> development roadmap. I am liking Tarsnap so far, and I’m glad I found you
> all. I searched through the listserv archives, and didn’t see any reference
> to multithreading support. Are there any plans to parallelize tarsnap to
> improve performance on systems with lower clock rates but several logical
> cores? On my Haswell i3 FreeNAS box, it feels like tarsnap is stuck in 2nd
> gear!

I've considered taking steps to use multiple CPUs, but it has never seemed
that CPU power was likely to be much of a bottleneck compared to disk I/O
and networking.  Can you provide some more details about your usage pattern?
e.g., what sort of data are you archiving and how much of it changes between

Colin Percival
Security Officer Emeritus, FreeBSD | The power to serve
Founder, Tarsnap | www.tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly paranoid