Sorting: bufsize and sortsize

sortspeedInitial results for sorting data suggest that a small sortsize improves sortation, whilst the time taken is largely independent of the buffer size (bufsize) used to create the file.

These are only initial findings – based on a single set of observations for one size of dataset – and these taken on a day when the server complained of memory problems.

Curious!

I will update this page when I have more confidence in the results

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