TOFU performance / DB format

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Oct 23 21:10:41 CEST 2015

On Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:09, neal at said:

> In 7f65e84, I added an interface to enable batch updates.  This was
> based on the observation that SQLite performs better when there is a
> single big transaction instead of many small transactions [1].  This

I have not looked at the patch but I assume that you now do a
BEGIN_TRANSACTION and a single COMMIT at the end of the key listing
instead of the default auto-commit mode.  Given that this is now a
single large transaction, I wonder how the system behaves if several
gpg instances start a Key listing at about the same time.
Kleopatra is known for doing this in some cases.

>   $ rm -rf tofu.d*; time  gpg2 --trust-mode=tofu --tofu-db-format=flat -k >/dev/null
>   real	0m0.161s
>   user	0m0.052s
>   sys	0m0.004s

Now many keys?



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