Re: Runtime.getRuntime().exec() very slow in Java program.

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <>
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 20:05:50 -0400
<49e7c7c7$0$90272$> wrote:

I am trying to run the Runtime.getRuntime().exec(shellCMD) to copy
files on a linux system.
but the getRuntime.exec() is very slow, it can only copy around 2-10
documents/second to my target directory

That does not say anything, because we do not know how big
your files are.

                                        when I have 1000 files. Can
anyone give some suggestions about my code below? thanks.

for (doc ahit : docList) {

             shellCMD="cp "+ srcDir + "/"+ ahit.doc_id + " " +
tarDumpDir; //copy xml to tmp folder
                Process process = Runtime.getRuntime().exec
            catch (Exception e){
             logError("Copy XML fail: " + e);

Both process creation and file creation are expensive operations. But
they should be a lot faster than 2-10 per second.

So if it is small files, then it should be faster.

But there are a lot of parameters that influence it: available memory,
other IO on the same disks etc..

BTW, what is the purpose of getting all the streams and closing them?

And not calling waitFor in the loop will help paralleization, but
not waitFor at all makes the situation after the loop a bit


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