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Published by Fernando Papa on Sep 22, 2014 6:59:00 AM

Using Netlink to Optimize Socket Statistics

This is a story of using low-level kernel interfaces to optimize an edge case one of our agents encountered in some servers. The TL;DR version is that accessing /proc/ can be very expensive if there are a lot of network connections, and the Netlink interface between userspace and kernel space is a much more efficient method.

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