[Oisf-users] Testers: please test our initial Hyperscan support

Cooper F. Nelson cnelson at ucsd.edu
Thu Apr 7 17:36:15 UTC 2016

I have this conversation a lot (hyperthreading was invented here at UCSD
so I'm intimately familiar with the technology), but for the vast
majority of modern workloads on modern processors; 'virtual'
hyperthreaded cores are indistinguishable from physical ones.

The only exception is for certain specific instructions/architectures
that share a single execution unit per-core, like floating-point
multiply/divide on the Nephalem micro-architecture.

On our current sensors we are running 16 worker threads on 16 HT cores,
one per core.  We let the kernel schedule the management threads.
Suricata performs much worse with hyper-threading disabled.


On 4/6/2016 12:59 AM, Michał Purzyński wrote:
> Our you saying you use as many workers as hyper threads and not
> physical cores (minus some reserved for other Suricata threads). In
> other words - Suricata thread gets a hyper thread?

Cooper Nelson
Network Security Analyst
UCSD ITS Security Team
cnelson at ucsd.edu x41042

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