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lat_tcp - measure interprocess communication latency via TCP/IP
lat_tcp -s lat_tcp [ -m <message size> ] [ -P <parallelism> ] [ -W <warmups> ] [ -N <repetitions> ] hostname lat_tcp -S hostname
lat_tcp 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. lat_tcp has three forms of usage: as a server (-s), as a client (lat_tcp localhost), and as a shutdown (lat_tcp -S localhost).
The reported time is in microseconds per round trip and includes the total time, i.e., the context switching overhead is includeded. Output format is like so TCP latency using localhost: 700 microseconds
Funding for the development of this tool was provided by Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation.
Carl Staelin and Larry McVoy Comments, suggestions, and bug reports are always welcome. (c)1994 Larry McVoy $Date$ LAT_TCP(8)