Performance analysis and comparison of interrupt-handling schemes in gigabit networks

@article{Salah2007PerformanceAA,
  title={Performance analysis and comparison of interrupt-handling schemes in gigabit networks},
  author={Khaled Salah and K. El-Badawi and F. Haidari},
  journal={Computer Communications},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={3425-3441}
}
Interrupt processing can be a major bottleneck in the end-to-end performance of Gigabit networks. The performance of Gigabit network end hosts or servers can be severely degraded due to interrupt overhead caused by heavy incoming traffic. In particular, excessive latency and significant degradation in system throughput can be encountered. Also, user applications may livelock as the CPU power gets mostly consumed by interrupt handling and protocol processing. A number of interrupt handling… CONTINUE READING
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