Port of LMAX Disruptor to .NET
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This project aims to provide the full functionality of the Disruptor to CLR projects.


There is no specific documentation for this project, but most of the information from the Java version is applicable to the .NET version, especially the core concepts.


  • Include latest changes made to the future Java versions
  • Remove exception-based APIs
  • Improve documentation

What's new?

28/04/2018 (v3.4.0-alpha):

  • Remove Histogram and MutableLong
  • Remove base type from SingleProducerSequencer and MultiProducerSequencer
  • Fix race between run() and halt() on BatchEventProcessor
  • Make obsolete exception-based TryNext methods
  • (Perf) Use generated struct types to improve BatchEventProcessor and ProcessingSequenceBarrier performance
  • (Perf) Remove unneeded unsafe code from MultiProducerSequencer
  • (Perf) Use custom IL to improve RingBuffer indexer performance

05/02/2018 (v3.3.8):

  • Add exception free overloads to ISequenced.TryNext
  • Revert belt and braces WaitStategy signalling.

02/11/2017 (v3.3.7):

  • All features available in Java Disruptor 3.3.7 have been ported
  • Drop .NET Core 1.1
  • Add .NET Standard 2.0

02/05/2017 (v3.3.6):

  • Support .NET Core 1.1

01/04/2017 (v3.3.6-alpha):

  • All features available in Java Disruptor 3.3.6 have been ported
  • Use an aggressive spin wait in all blocking wait strategies (#25)
  • Add a new blocking low CPU usage wait strategy

02/08/2016 (v3.3.5):

  • All features available in Java Disruptor 3.3.5 have been ported

04/07/2016 (v3.3.4):

  • All features available in Java Disruptor 3.3.4 have been ported by the team at ABC Arbitrage
  • Now targeting the .NET 4.6.1 framework and using C# 6 features

11/7/2013 (v2.10.0):

  • All features available in Java Disruptor 2.10.0 have been ported

Getting Started

The quickest way to get started with the disruptor is by using the NuGet package

Build from source and run tests

You may also build the Disruptor directly from the source:

  • You need Visual Studio 2017
  • run Cake-Build.bat, it will compile, run the tests and output binaries and results into \output\assembly folder

You can also run all the performance tests by running Cake-Perf.bat.


Copyright Olivier Deheurles

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