Because I like running stupid bench marks, I thought it might be fun to
see just how fast
is—to see if it even gets close to handling thousands of requests per
All tests were run on my development system at Chez Boca: 1G of RAM, 2.6GHz dual core
Pentium D (at least, that's why my system is reporting). I tested
syslogintr linked against Lua and against LuaJIT. All were run with messages (after
being processed) being relayed to a multicast address (but one set without a
corresponding listener, and another set with a corresponding listener).
The script being tested was
using.lua from the current version; executable compiled without
And the results:
Number of messages per second processed by
|no multicast listener
shabby, given that the main logic is in a dynamic scripting language.
It would probably be faster if it skipped the relaying entirely and compiled
with heavy optimizations, but that's a test for another day.
Update a few minutes later …
I forgot to mention—those figures are for a non-threaded (that is,
it only runs on a single CPU) program. Going multithreaded should improve those figures quite a bit.
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