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SubjectRe: all syscalls initially taking 4usec on a P4? Re: nonblocking UDPv4 recvfrom() taking 4usec @ 3GHz?
On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 11:41:54AM +0100, Pavel Machek (pavel@ucw.cz) wrote:
> > > I've done so, with some interesting results. Source on
> > > http://ds9a.nl/tmp/recvtimings.c - be careful to adjust the '3000' divider
> > > to your CPU frequency if you care about absolute numbers!
> > >
> > > These are two groups, each consisting of 10 consecutive nonblocking UDP
> > > recvfroms, with 10 packets preloaded. Reported is the number of microseconds
> > > per recvfrom call which yielded a packet:
> > >
> > > $ ./recvtimings
> > > 4.142333
> >
> > It can be recvfrom only problem - syscall overhead on my p4 (core duo,
> > debian testing) is bout 300 usec - to test I ran
>
> core duo is _not_ p4 class cpu; rsulets there will be very different.

Results nevertheless are the same.
Each syscall takes some time first (noticebly more than subsequent
calls), and that was a main problem for Bert.
Given the high load, recvfrom() can even take tens of microseconds
(although I can not provide a profile output yet, but I showed a data).

So, syscall overhead itself is very small no matter which type of the
CPU is used - athlon is about 300 nsec, via epia about 1.4 usec),
but the whole function can take quite a lot of time.

> Pavel
>
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