June 22, 2016
Kenichi Yasukata, Michio Honda, Douglas Santry, and Lars Eggert
2016 USENIX Annual Technical Conference Denver, CO
StackMap leverages the best aspects of kernel-bypass networking into a new low-latency OS network service based on the full-featured TCP kernel implementation, by dedicating network interfaces to applications and offering an extended version of the netmap API for zero-copy, low-overhead data path alongside control path based on socket API. For small-message, transactional workloads, StackMap outperforms baseline Linux by 4 to 78 % in latency and 42 to 133 % in throughput. It also achieves comparable performance with Seastar, a highly-optimized user-level TCP/IP stack that runs on top of DPDK.
The definitive version of the paper can be found at: https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/atc16/atc16-paper_yasukata.pdf.
The slides presented at the conference can be found at: https://www.usenix.org/sites/default/files/conference/protected-files/atc16_slides_yasukata.pdf