benchmark for single-threaded vs. multi-threaded memcached

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Fri May 18 05:20:03 UTC 2007

Steven Grimm wrote:
> In addition, you might want to compare the single-threaded memcached
> 1.2.2 with the same version compiled as a multi-threaded app, but run
> with "-t 1" so that it only uses one thread. That will tell you how much
> overhead is introduced by the threading infrastructure itself (acquiring
> locks, etc.) without any possibility of resource contention affecting
> the results.

Wouldn't it also make sense to compare the threaded version against
running n instances of the unthreaded version where n= the number of
CPUs available?

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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