slow down by socket

Posted on 2005-05-16
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi Experts,

After I add a simple socket client code to my original program, the original one seems slow down.
The original one is used to upload data from one DB to another.
And the code for socket is just to send several strings.

Have I missing somewhere to make the speed low, originally the upload speed is quite fast.

Thanks and Regards,


      // Initialize Winsock.
            WSADATA wsaData;
            int iResult = WSAStartup( MAKEWORD(2,2), &wsaData );
            if ( iResult != NO_ERROR )
                  printf("Error at WSAStartup()\n");

            // Create a socket.
            SOCKET m_socket;
            m_socket = socket( AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCP );
            if ( m_socket == INVALID_SOCKET ) {
                  printf( "Error at socket(): %ld\n", WSAGetLastError() );
                  // Connect to a server.
                  sockaddr_in clientService;
                  clientService.sin_family = AF_INET;
                  clientService.sin_addr.s_addr = inet_addr( IP_ADDRESS_PQHUB );
                  clientService.sin_port = htons( PORT_PQHUB );

                  if ( connect( m_socket, (SOCKADDR*) &clientService, sizeof(clientService) ) == SOCKET_ERROR) {
                        printf( "Failed to connect.\n" );
                  else {//connection is successful                        
                        bytesSent = send( m_socket, sendbuf, strlen(sendbuf), 0 );
                        printf( "Bytes Sent: %ld, %s \n", bytesSent, sendbuf );
Question by:turbot_yu
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itsmeandnobodyelse earned 1000 total points
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Actually the code you posted could not be responsible to slow down the program if it runs once. If it runs in a loop, of course it could decrease overall performance, especially if you are calling WSAStartup, socket(), connect(), WSACleanup() any time you are sending. Note, these calls should happen once and only once, best in the constructor of a socket class. Also printf calls as well as debug mode could make as program significantly slower than before, but that wasn't determinable from the code you posted.

Regards, Alex

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havman56 earned 1000 total points
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