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Re: KAFKA-50 replication support and the Disruptor
Chris Burroughs 2011-10-31, 20:38
On 10/31/2011 04:23 AM, Erik van Oosten wrote:
> That is not the point (mostly). While you're waiting for a lock, you can't issue another IO request. Avoiding locking is worthwhile even if CPU is the bottleneck. The advantage is that you'll get lower latency and also important, less jitter.


Doesn't the Disruptor use a spin lock though?  I would expect that to
not play nice if sharing a core with CPU bound threads doing 'real' work.