Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Linux Kongress 2010 rsyslog paper online

I was able to place my conference paper "rsyslog: going up from 40K messages per second to 250K" online. It provides a good drill-down of what we did during the first performance tuning effort. Hopefully, it is also useful to other developers enhancing userland single-threaded applications to multi-threading.

I do not only focus on what we did well, but also provide quite some insight on where we (I!!) failed.

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