Archive for June, 2009

Getting started with oprofile

I recently needed to do some profiling of a largish C++ program, something I hadn’t done in a while, so I did a little research into the available free options. My first stop, of course, was the old standby gprof which I quickly (though not after recompiling everything with -pg) abandoned because it still, after […]



Performance gains from transactions in sqlite

Anyone who does work with databases has probably had it drilled into their head that transactions can be used to increase performance in many cases. I’ve been doing a fair amount of work with sqlite recently, and got curious about just how much transactions could help in a particular case of mine. The answer: tremendously. […]


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