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Nick Piggin (s3293115@student.anu.edu.au) wrote:
> > I'm trying to write a server that handles 10000 clients. On 2.4.x,
> > the RT signal queue stuff looks like the way to achieve that.
>
> I would suggest you try multiple polling threads. Not only will you get
> better SMP scalability, if you have say 16 threads, each one only has to
> handle ~ 600 fds.

Good point. My code is already able to use multiple network threads,
and I have done what you suggest in the past.

But I'm interested in pushing the state of the art here,
and want to see if Linux can handle it with just a single
network thread. (My server has enough non-network threads to
keep multiple CPUs busy, don't worry :-)

- Dan
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