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SubjectRe: Scalability requirements for sysv ipc
On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 02:33:24PM +0100, Manfred Spraul wrote:
> Nadia Derbey wrote:
> >Manfred Spraul wrote:
> >>
> >>A microbenchmark on a single-cpu system doesn't help much (except
> >>that 2.6.25 is around factor 2 slower for sysv msg ping-pong between
> >>two tasks compared to the numbers I remember from older kernels....)
> >
> >If I remember well, at that time I had used ctxbench and I wrote some
> >other small scripts.
> >And the results I had were around 2 or 3% slowdown, but I have to
> >confirm that by checking in my archives.
> >
> Do you have access to multi-core systems? The "best case" for the rcu
> code would be
> - 8 or 16 cores
> - one instance of ctxbench running on each core, bound to that core.
>
> I'd expect a significant slowdown. The big question is if it matters.

I could give it a spin -- though I would need to be pointed to the
patch and the test.

Thanx, Paul


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