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Re: MIG->Corba (performance)

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: MIG->Corba (performance)
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 16:11:19 +0100
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On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 03:36:37PM -0500, Ingmar Schuster wrote:
> > Performance is not really the concern here, although it is good to know
> > that
> > a CORBA implementation can make special short cuts on the Hurd.
> Isn't it? IMHO such an important interface defenitely should be fast.

Of course, but any message passing only adds a constant overhead to a single
message. Performance increase can also be achieved by adding new interfaces,
which remove the need to send several messages (by replacing them with a
single message). I think this is what is planned for fork. Faster computers
make the constant overhead for single messages negligible.

Also, AFAICS, there is no reason why any message interface generator should
be significantly slower or faster than any other.


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