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Re: ITP: libaio

On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 03:13:58PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III 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

Aha, so ideally libaio should have been merged into glibc long time ago --
the glibc documentation basically says (IIRC) that the thread pool thing is
just a temporary hack until real aio comes along (which it did in 2.6, of

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