Measured performance of a fast local IPC

Jonathan S. Shapiro, David J. Farber, Jonathan M. Smith

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Abstract

Protected application decomposition is limited by the performance of the local interprocess procedure call implementation. In this paper, we measure the performance of a new IPC implementation, and show that the cost of IPC can be reduced to the cost of raw memory copy plus a small overhead. Even on machines with poor context switching performance, our implementation compares favorably with bcopy() for surprisingly small payloads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Workshop on Object Orientation in Operating Systems - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th International Workshop on Object Orientation in Operating Systems - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 1996 Oct 271996 Oct 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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