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Subjectlatency & real-time-ness.
I have been doing some tests with 2.4.19-pre2-ac2 with
regard to network latency. When running a steady stream of
138byte UDP packets at 115 packets per second, I see about
.1% of the packets take more than 5 miliseconds to go from
user-space to user-space on a 1Ghz PIII machine.

At 50Mbps (bi directional), I see a much wider latency spread,
with some packets taking up to 300ms or higher to get from A
to B. The CPU load ranges from about 30% to 80% utilization
at this speed...

I'm running the program at nice -18.

So, what kind of things can I do to decrease the latency?

Would the low-latency patch help me?

Are there any scheduling tricks I can use to tell the kernel
that my program should get to run as soon as it wants to?


Ben Greear <> <Ben_Greear AT>
President of Candela Technologies Inc

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