The Performance of Obfuscated Scripts

Run command banchmark to check the performance of obfuscated scripts:

pyarmor benchmark

Here it’s sample output:

INFO     Start benchmark test ...
INFO     Obfuscate module mode: 1
INFO     Obfuscate code mode: 1
INFO     Obfuscate wrap mode: 1
INFO     Benchmark bootstrap ...
INFO     Benchmark bootstrap OK.
INFO     Run benchmark test ...
Test script:
Obfuscated script:

load_pytransform: 28.429590911694085 ms
init_pytransform: 10.701080723946758 ms
verify_license: 0.515428636879825 ms
total_extra_init_time: 40.34842417122847 ms

import_no_obfuscated_module: 9.601499631936461 ms
import_obfuscated_module: 6.858413569322354 ms

re_import_no_obfuscated_module: 0.007263492985840059 ms
re_import_obfuscated_module: 0.0058666674116400475 ms

run_empty_no_obfuscated_code_object: 0.015085716201360122 ms
run_empty_obfuscated_code_object: 0.0058666674116400475 ms

run_one_thousand_no_obfuscated_bytecode: 0.003911111607760032 ms
run_one_thousand_obfuscated_bytecode: 0.005307937181960043 ms

run_ten_thousand_no_obfuscated_bytecode: 0.003911111607760032 ms
run_ten_thousand_obfuscated_bytecode: 0.005587302296800045 ms

INFO     Remove test path: .\.benchtest
INFO     Finish benchmark test.

The total extra init time is about 40ms. It includes the time of loading dynamic library, initialzing it and verifing license.

Note that the time of importing obfuscated module is less than of importing no obfuscated module, because the obfuscated scripts has been compiled as byte-code, the original scripts need extra time to compile.

List all available options:

pyarmor benchmark -h

Specify other options to check the performance in different mode. For example:

pyarmor benchmark --wrap-mode 0

Look at the scripts used to run benchmark test:

pyarmor benchmark --debug

All the used files are saved in the folder .benchtest