#20 HTTPPacket.set method very slow


I have been measuring the time it takes to complete one
entire Action.postControlAction(), so essentialy
completing an action request. I noticed this takes much
longer with CyberLink than for example with the intel
UPnP toolkit.

I could trace the cause to the HTTPPacket.set method,
it creates an array (readBuf) of length
HTTP.getChunkSize(). The chunk size however defaults to
512*1024 bytes. So for every HTTPPacket which is
received an array of half a megabyte is created. By
setting the chunk size to a few kilobytes I could
reduce the time it takes to complete an entire action
request with a factor 10.

I don't no if there is a good reason for setting the
chunk size this big, however if there is not it might
be advisable to reduce the default chunk size
signifcantly (of course a fix in my case is setting the
cunk size with HTTP.setChunkSize(), but if you don't
know this things can get pretty slow) .

protected boolean set(InputStream in, boolean onlyHeaders)
long conLen = getContentLength();
if (0 < conLen) {
int chunkSize = HTTP.getChunkSize();
<ALLOCATE ARRAY OF 1024*512 bytes!!>
char readBuf[] = new char[chunkSize];
long readCnt = 0;


  • Rogier Hofboer

    Rogier Hofboer - 2005-05-27

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    Thanks!! this makes it a lot faster, but still slow compared to
    the Intel CLR SDK. Is this because of Java, or is it possible to
    optimize this futher?

  • Rembo

    Rembo - 2005-06-03

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    I don't think there can be made much improvement anywhere
    else. Though I must say the performance after this change
    gets pretty close to the Intel UPnP toolkits performance (at
    least with the few tests I did with the intel services).

    The things "slowing" the API down are the xmlParser, when
    receiving a SOAP response, and also the time it takes Java
    to create a socket and connect it to some remote host & port.

  • Rembo

    Rembo - 2005-06-21

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    You could use the kXML parser instead of Xerces. In my
    experience kXML is faster.

  • Stefano Lenzi

    Stefano Lenzi - 2007-12-29

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    what kind of slow down have you noticed?


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