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Re: Is there a pure JS implementation of the WOFF2 Brotli codec?

From: Mike Kamermans <nihongo@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:46:04 -0700
Message-ID: <CABhc0+J0sdrkD5UUdYbjwfQ3VtHacjQTF6LY7=OFg1-7VRQ-gA@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Yeah,that's the conclusion we had to draw too - debugging the running
process revealed that the emscripten'd library was allocating three massive
array buffers (~313MB each), just by loading the library, so that's either
a nasty emscripten bug, or could be a deferred allocation pattern that
works in C++ but turns into instant allocation in JS.

That said, a pure JS implementation would be great as "reality check" too,
so that for raw speed a (fixed) emscripten'd library is great, but for
sanity, a secondary implementation is available to hold emscripten
accountable to.

- Mike

On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 7:37 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>

> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Mike Kamermans <nihongo@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On the off-chance that anyone knows, fontkit (
>> https://github.com/devongovett/fontkit) is currently using an
>> emscripten'ed version of the Brotli codec for handling WOFF2 decoding,
>> which turns what is a 34MB footprint process without WOFF2 decoding into a
>> ~1000MB footprint process with... making it rather unusable for dealing
>> with WOFF2 files in any meaningful production setting.
> That overhead sounds way too high. I guess something is wrong with
> emscripten or some other part of the workflow.
> Rob
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