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    slapos/recipe/redis: Add support for UNIX sockets · cbbfd405
    Kirill Smelkov authored
    It is well known that UNIX sockets are faster than TCP over loopback.
    
    E.g. on my machine according to lmbench[1] they have ~ 2 times
    lower latency and ~ 2-3 times more throughput compared to TCP over
    loopback:
    
        *Local* Communication latencies in microseconds - smaller is better
        ---------------------------------------------------------------------
        Host                 OS 2p/0K  Pipe AF     UDP  RPC/   TCP  RPC/ TCP
                                ctxsw       UNIX         UDP         TCP conn
        --------- ------------- ----- ----- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----
        teco      Linux 4.2.0-1  13.8  29.2 26.8  45.0  47.9  48.5  55.5  45.
    
        *Local* Communication bandwidths in MB/s - bigger is better
        -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Host                OS  Pipe AF    TCP  File   Mmap  Bcopy  Bcopy  Mem   Mem
                                     UNIX      reread reread (libc) (hand) read write
        --------- ------------- ---- ---- ---- ------ ------ ------ ------ ---- -----
        teco      Linux 4.2.0-1 1084 4353 1493 2329.1 3720.7 1613.8 1109.2 3402 1404.
    
    The same ratio holds for our std shuttle servers.
    
    API to work with unix sockets is essentially the same as with TCP/UDP.
    Because of that it is easy to support both TCP and UNIX socket in one
    software, and this way a lot of software support unix sockets out of the
    box, including Redis.
    
    Because of lower latencies and higher throughput, for performance
    reasons, it makes sense to interconnect services on one machine via unix
    sockets and talk via TCP only to outside world.
    
    Here we add support for unix sockets to Redis recipe.
    
    [1] http://www.bitmover.com/lmbench/
    
    /reviewed-by @kazuhiko  (on !27)
    /cc @alain.takoudjou, @jerome, @vpelletier
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