Testing Intel FSGSBASE Patches For Helping Elevate Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 25 June 2020 at 09:50 AM EDT.
Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE
Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE
Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE
Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE

Some Redis workloads were helped by the FSGSBASE patches.

Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE

KeyDB saw a slight improvement.

Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE

Apache's Cassandra was also seeing better write performance.

Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE

It's nice to see the improvements in context switching performance after all the hits encountered over the past two years as a result of various CPU security vulnerability mitigations.

Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE
Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE
Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE

Apache's HBase was seeing some improvements with the FSGSBASE-patched Linux kernel.

Xeon Cascade Lake R Intel FSGSBASE

The Apache web server was also seeing benefits to FSGSBASE.


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