Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Howard Chu <hyc(a)symas.com>
> The timings on the left are for the writer process; the reader process
> is on the right. You were right, the number of writers is largely
> irrelevant because they're all waiting most of the time. There's a
> huge jump in System CPU time from 1 writer to 2 writers, because with
> only 1 writer the mutex is uncontended and essentially zero-cost. As
> more writer threads are added, the System CPU time will rise.
by some 15 to 20% or so, from 2 writers going up to 32 writers.
which is not unreasonable - nothing like what i saw (CPU usage
dropping to 40%, loadavg jumping to over 8x the number of cores).
ok... what's the number of writes being carried out in each
transaction? the original scenario in which i saw the issue was when
there was one (!!). the design at the time was not optimised for
batches of reads followed by batches of writes.
This is 1 write per txn.
a single write per transaction would mean quite a lot more mutex
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