[Solved] binary-content: can be multicore?

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w64bit
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[Solved] binary-content: can be multicore?

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I noticed that binary-content: it's single core.
Is it possibly to make it multicore, in order to process several files in parallel?
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void
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Re: binary-content: can be multicore?

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Everything should use multiple threads for SSDs by default.

To confirm:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, under the Debug submenu, click Statistics.
  • Scroll down to the drive you are searching.
  • Check the multithreaded status. (should be: Yes)


To set a drive to use multiple threads:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab on the left.
  • Right click your drive.
  • Under Advanced, under the Threads submenu, check Multiple threads.
  • Click OK.


Please note: Everything will only ever use one thread for a single file.
That is, Everything will not use multiple threads to search a single file.
Multiple threading is only used to search two or more files at the same time.
w64bit
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Re: binary-content: can be multicore?

Post by w64bit »

Something new for me.
I set it. All OK.

But, if I delete the value for fat/refs/ntfs/remote_volume_multithreaded or folder_multithreaded, Everything is set it to 0, which means "use default"
Is there any setting which controls "default" behaviour?
or
Is it possible to have (when undefined) fat/refs/ntfs/remote_volume_multithreaded and folder_multithreaded automatically set to 1, when max_threads>1
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Re: binary-content: can be multicore?

Post by void »

Currently, there's no setting to specify the default multithreading.

The next alpha update will have a default_multithreaded ini setting.
I'll make a post here once this is ready for testing.
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Re: binary-content: can be multicore?

Post by void »

There's currently an issue with Everything 1.5.0.1331a - Everything 1.5.0.1343a detecting SSDs.

Everything will currently never automatically enable multithreading.

I will have this fixed in the next alpha update.
I'll have an update soon.
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Re: binary-content: can be multicore?

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1344a adds a default_multithreaded ini setting to specify the default multithreading.

To set the default multithreading value (not recommended):
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    default
  • Select default_multithreaded.
  • Set the value to: Multiple threads
  • Click OK.


This version also fixes an issue with detecting drives that incur a seek penalty.
Drives that do not incur a seek penalty will default to using multiple threads.
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