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From Kev Jackson <>
Subject Re: AW: Adding a methof to StringUtils
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 08:12:57 GMT
Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:

>Matt Benson wrote:
>>Kev: I've asked some stuff about FileUtils before...
>>historically it was thought it might be pluggable,
>>hence all the instance methods.  But that never
>>happened so the static methods crept in.  I think it
>>was Martijn who really pushed in the FileUtils
>>singleton.  Most places in Ant's code don't
>>instantiate their own FileUtils anymore, and if they
>>do they shouldn't; they should use the singleton.
>Hello Kev,
>if you want to do some optimization work for copy,
>can you have a look at this bug report :
>Using nio for copy operations to network drives under Windows brings a
>huge performance improvement.
>I used it on Windows 2000 or 2003 and JDK 1.4, with as target some
>drives automounted from a NAS box.
>With NIO the copy speed is at least 4 times as big.
Last time I used NIO was just when 1.4 came out, and while the speed was 
impressive (over 1.3), the memory usage was very large (for file mapped 
stuff).  At the time I was processing large files, so I didn't get to 
play with it as it made our server (Sun something) cry :(.

I've knocked up a quick implementation of what is suggested in the bug 
report (and Steve L's suggested strategy, at least my understanding of 
said strategy).  Now I have a FileUtilsAdapterFactory, a 
FileUtilsAdapter and 3 implementations FileUtils - for bwc, NioFileUtils 
and Java6FileUtils.  So far all is well - indeed during bootstrap, Ant 
handily picks up the new NioFileUtils to perform it's copies - yay!

I'll post full code for comments/review later, but to implement this 
across the whole code base will take a while - I'm not sure everyone 
will think it's worthwhile.


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