Reducing select() usage under load
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Fri Jun 23 02:13:35 UTC 2006
On Fri, 12 May 2006, Aaron Hopkins wrote:
> According to the queryperf tool that comes with BIND, on a simple query
> against localhost on an old Linux box, this takes NSD's peak throughput from
> 39kpps to 48kpps, a 23% improvement. These are obviously ideal conditions,
> but please feel free to test for yourself.
I had a chance to test this patch in different environment. I had three
Linux 2.6 boxes with one 3.4ghz hyperthreaded P4 each on a gigabit network.
Two machines acted as clients running BIND's queryperf tool, one was running
With stock NSD 2.3.4 with no -N specified, I got 43000 qps total. With -N 2
specified, I got 50000 qps total.
Adding my select()-reduction patch to stock NSD 2.3.4 with no -N specified,
I got 49000 qps total. With -N 2 specified, I got 55000 qps total.
In this environment, it seems that reducing select()s offers a 10-14%
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