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Re: ITP: libaio

On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 01:13:38PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> It's a C language library providing routines to issue the system calls
>> introduced in 2.6 for asynchronous filesystem IO. aio == Asynchronous
>> Input / Output.

On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:03:50AM +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> How does this differ from the aio support present in glibc?

(a) the kernel's API is different
(b) this actually calls the kernel to do it
(c) it's not faked with a thread pool in luserspace; it's really async

-- wli

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