DeviceProxy subscribe_event performance

Hi, debugging performance issues with some graphical applications with many (500+) attributes, we have found a performance regression between TANGO7 and TANGO9.

We were used to ~60us for each subscribe_event in C++ TANGO 7.2.6
and now we experience ~10ms for each subscribe_event in C++ TANGO 9.2.5

Please, find attached the test code I have used:


$ ./subscribe_loop_t7 sys/tg_test/1 double_scalar
avg subscription takes 5.8716e-05 seconds

$ ./subscribe_loop_t9 sys/tg_test/1 double_scalar
avg subscription takes 0.0104682 seconds

Could somebody confirm this?

Thanks,

Guifré.
Hi Guifré,

A quick look at the source code led me to the following lines:
https://github.com/tango-controls/cppTango/blob/tango-9-lts/cppapi/client/event.cpp#L3113

There is indeed a sleep of 10ms (even 25ms on Windows!) during the subscription process and as explained in the source code:
This is required in case there is a push_event in the read_attribute (or pipe) method on the device side. This sleep gives time to ZMQ to send its subscription message
Maybe this could be improved but it looks tricky at first sight.

Cheers,
Reynald
Rosenberg's Law: Software is easy to make, except when you want it to do something new.
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Hi Guifre,

I confirm I get 10ms with Tango 9.2.5 on my laptop running Ubuntu 17.04:

$ ./a.out sys/tg_test/1 double_scalar
avg subscription takes 0.0107445 seconds

Could you create an issue on github for this?

Thanks

Andy
Yes, of course: https://github.com/tango-controls/cppTango/issues/399

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