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  • Started 20 years ago by msc76
  • Latest reply 20 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • msc76 Member

    Using Mac OS X 10.2:

    I am currently doing two downloads. One with the "ftp" command line utility, and the other with Fetch (i just downloaded it). I notice that the unix cmd is downloading the file faster AND using *much* less cpu. Here is the output from "top":

    974 Fetch 4.0. 42.9% 8:03.40 3 85 164 3.86M 14.5M 11.8M 108M
    398 ftp 0.0% 0:35.93 1 10 27 188K 400K 544K 2.35M
    395 Terminal 5.9% 7:03.60 5 77 391 2.53M 11.1M 9.04M 51.4M

    I understand that it has a graphical user interface, so it's memory and cpu usage will be higher than a text only interface, but the difference is staggering.

    Is this just how efficient Carbon really isn't?

    Notice the CPU time: Fetch has downloaded more data using 35 seconds of cpu time, than Fetch has with over 8 minutes of cpu time.

    I guess a valid comparison would be between the data download thread of fetch compared with the ftp command.....

    any ideas?

    or should i look for a different ftp client with a native cocoa interface that will be more efficient...?


    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    In this comparison Fetch is paying for some design decisions that made good sense under the Classic Mac OS but don't under OS X. I have been working to correct those issues, and expect further improvements in future releases.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 20 years ago #

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