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Using Tie::File on such a huge file -- or any file over a few (single digit) megabytes is stupid. It will use huge amounts of cpu and be very slow.

You can build your hash much (much, much) more quickly this way:

open BIGFILE, '<', "testfile.dat" or die "Can't open file: $!\n"; my %hash; while( <BIGFILE> ) { chomp; my( $type, $No, $date ) = split(/\|/); $hash{$No.$date} = $type."@".$No."@".$date; } close BIGFILE; ## do something with the hash.

Will use far less cpu & memory and complete in less than 1/2 the time.

However, it is really doubtful that you will be able to build a hash from that size of file without running out of memory unless:

  • there are huge numbers of duplicate records in that file.
  • You have a machine that has huge amounts of memory.
  • You have a huge swap partition. (Preferably sited on a SSD).

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In reply to Re: Reduce CPU utilization time in reading file using perl by BrowserUk
in thread Reduce CPU utilization time in reading file using perl by madtoperl

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