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Re: unix domain socket with shared memory ?
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 11:55:31PM +0100, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> One question: Does unix domain sockets uses localhost address ? net.cc:cygwin_socketpair() seems to use first an ip
> adress of zero and later the loopback address. Could this have an effect ?
Nope. It's probably more secure to use INADDR_LOOPBACK here but
it has nothing to do with speed.
> I have tried to replace the locations using INADDR_ANY with htonl (INADDR_LOOPBACK) but recognized no changes.
I would have lost a bet if that had changed anything.
> If you look a little deeper you can see, that the read() in unix domain socket benchmark returns only 32708 bytes
> 1966 1981317 [main] bw_unix 1788 _read: 32708 = read (3, 0xA012048, 65536), errno 0
> while the read() in the tcp benchmark returns 65416
> 2573 7229513 [main] bw_tcp 1792 _read: 65416 = read (3, 0xA012048, 65536), errno 0
> and thats may be a reason for the performance difference.
Hmm, perhaps. I've just checked in a fix which perhaps changes
that disproportion. Could you please check with the latest from
> The main difference between the two benchmarks are the used device /dev/sockstream against /dev/tcp.
> But don't ask me about the reason why, now I'm left
That's easily to see in the sources. net.cc?
> returned stable after a few (about 10) returns with the full buffer size of 65536 in the main benchmark loop. Could
> this be a bug in the winsock code or is it be caused by timing differences, because not all data is send early
> enough ? (There are 119 bytes missed)
Dunno. Winsock overhead, perhaps.
> > I'm a bit surprised by your results, though.
> I'm additional surprised that the native unix domain sockets performance under cygwiwn is only 7% of the linux
> performance with the same hardware, while the tcp performance seems to be acceptable (64% of the linux
> performance). So my main target is to speed this up. :-)
That's not a surprise. AF_LOCAL sockets are naturally equaly slow
or slower than AF_INET sockets on Cygwin (why? Exercise for the
reader!) while they are a completely independent implementation
on Linux or other OSes.
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