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Re: ITP: libaio

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

On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 01:50:24AM +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> 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
> course)...

Don't know about glibc. This lib is needed for various current apps
(e.g. oracle, db2, others).

-- wli

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