Chapter 15. Performance

  • Optimization: Objectives and Objections

  • CPU Time, I/O Time, Contention, Etc.

  • Limits on Speedup

  • Benchmarks and Repeatable Testing

  • The Lessons of NFS

In which we make things faster, look at general performance issues, political performance issues, an Your program is not a commodity;nd thread specific performance issues. We conclude with a discussion of the actual performance of multithreaded NFS.

Optimization: Objectives and Objections

Performance is an incredibly wide topic that means different things to different people. It is often referred to broadly and vaguely as an obvious requirement for all programs, without ever defining exactly what it is. We are not aware of any truly good and comprehensive texts on the subject.[1]

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