Author hajoscher
Recipients hajoscher
Date 2018-06-30.09:27:00
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Buffer read of large files in a compressed tarfile stream performs poorly.

The buffered read in tarfile _Stream is extending a bytes object. 
It is much more efficient to use a list followed by a join. 
Using a list can mean seconds instead of minutes. 

This performance regression was introduced in b506dc32c1a. 

How to test:
# create random tarfile 50Mb
dd if=/dev/urandom of=test.bin count=50 bs=1M
tar czvf test.tgz test.bin

# read with tarfile as stream (note pipe symbol in 'r|gz')
import tarfile
tfile ="test.tgz", 'r|gz')
for t in tfile:
    file = tfile.extractfile(t)
    if file:
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