Reading and writing remote files using cadm is slow, especially with high network latency


Issue description


The routines in boks_clntd for file transfer use small buffers, which causes file transfer
to generate a lot of small network packets. This can make writing to and reading files
remotely using cadm perform slowly. This can be a particular problem in networks
with high network latency.


Resolution / Workaround


Apply hotfix HFBM-0051, available for download from the HelpSystems Community Portal.

The hotfix features new routines that use a much larger buffer, significantly increasing file
transfer speed.
cadm has been rewritten to attempt to call the new routines in boks_clntd first, and if that
fails, to fall back to the old routines. This means it can work with both hotfixed and
non-hotfixed Server Agents (but you only get a speed increase with the hotfix installed
on the Server Agent).

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Last Modified On: May 25, 2018