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NAME

       lat_fifo - FIFO benchmark

SYNOPSIS

       lat_ctx [ -P <parallelism> ] [ -W <warmups> ] [ -N <repetitions> ]

DESCRIPTION

       lat_fifo   is   a  client/server  program  that  measures  interprocess
       communication latencies.  The benchmark passes a message back and forth
       between  the  two  processes  (this  sort  of  benchmark  is frequently
       referred to as a ‘‘hot potato’’ benchmark).  No other work is  done  in
       the processes.  The message is passed back and forth using FIFOs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

       Funding   for  the  development  of  this  tool  was  provided  by  Sun
       Microsystems Computer Corporation.

SEE ALSO

       lmbench(8), lat_fcntl(8), lat_tcp(8), lat_udp(8), lat_unix(8).

AUTHOR

       Carl Staelin and Larry McVoy

       Comments, suggestions, and bug reports are always welcome.

(c)1994-2000 Carl Staelin and Larry $Date$                         LAT_FIFO(8)