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KernelTrap: Benchmarking the Lockless Pagecache

“Anticipatory I/O scheduler author Nick Piggin has been
maintaining a lockless pagecache patch for many months. In March he
provided a draft document that details the lockless radix-tree
utilized by the pagecache, in which it describes the Read-Copy
Update (RCU) algorithm used to share a dynamic data structure
without using locks. Jens Axboe recently posted some benchmark
results demonstrating some workloads that benefit from the lockless
pagecache…”

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