Soft timers: efficient microsecond software timer support for network processing

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This paper proposes and evaluates soft timers, a new operating system facility that allows the efficient scheduling of software events at a granularity down to tens of microseconds. Soft timers can be used to avoid interrupts and reduce context switches associated with network processing without sacrificing low communication delays.More specifically, soft… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/319151.319167
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