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Date:	Tue, 07 Oct 2008 10:31:30 +0200
From:	Peter Zijlstra <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] Convert the UDP hash lock to RCU

On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 14:40 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Eric Dumazet <>
> Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 23:22:31 +0200
> > Me wondering what impact this synchronize_rcu() can have on mono-threaded
> > VOIP applications using lot of UDP sockets. What is the maximum delay of
> > this function ?
> The cost is enormous, we really can't use it here.
> I have a patch that did top-level socket destruction using RCU,
> and that didn't use synchronize_rcu(), and that killed connection
> rates by up to %20.

Did you ever figure out why you lost those 20% ?

> I can only imagine what the cost would be if I had to add such a call
> in there.

Yeah, sync_rcu() is rediculously expensive, at best 3 jiffies IIRC.

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