We have problems analyzing large files under Windows XP. For small file sizes,
everything is ok. We have events of 2.8 MB each, and we can read ~30 events per
second. But if the file gets larger than typically 600-800 MB, then access
becomes very slow, about 1 event per second. This is not the case under Linux,
where it stays at 30 Hz (~90 MB/sec).
Looking at the low level file access, it is obvious that this has nothing to do
with midas, this problem can be reproduced with a simple program reading chunks
of 3MB from a 1GB file. The Windows XP file system is NTFS, default formatting.
Does anyone else have observed a similar problem or maybe even have some
suggestions? Unfortunately many people here want to analyze midas data under