Spin lock killed the performance star

  title={Spin lock killed the performance star},
  author={Diego Rivera and Sebastian Blasco and Javier Bustos-Jim{\'e}nez and Jocelyn Simmonds},
  journal={2015 34th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society (SCCC)},
The Internet has grown quite quickly, requiring more and more processing power each year to handle user requests in a timely fashion. In the multicore world, the addition of server-side threads should help improve server performance. However, several studies have shown that this is not true, identifying the Linux kernel as the possible culprit. Our working hypothesis is that the kernel does not provide a scalable interface for network communications. Through various tests, we narrowed the… CONTINUE READING


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