When I am running “influx auth help”, it is taking between 4 to 10 seconds just to print the usage. strace reveals a lot of timing data being collected, along with futex.
It’s kind of a mood killer to wait 4 to 10 seconds to get help output.
root@120792:~# time influx auth help
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If I had to guess influx is running timing loops to try to discover timing granularity or resolution, it’s really going to be a bummer for people if they need to run x100 influx commands and the mean time to real work is ~5 seconds for each, meaning ~500 seconds or over 9 minutes waiting while system clock granularity is re-discovered on each run.