Re: aio-core why not using SuS? [Re: [rfc] aio-core for 2.5.29 (Re: async-io API registration for 2.5.29)]

From: Benjamin LaHaise (
Date: Fri Aug 16 2002 - 09:42:26 EST

On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 03:21:33PM +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> Dan Kegel wrote:
> > You can actually consider posix AIO using sigtimedwait() to pick up
> > completion notices to fit the definition of completion port if you
> > squint a bit.
> ... with the bonus that it fits comfortably into a sigtimedwait() loop
> that's waiting for non-AIO things too.

The idea was to make completion events as light weight as possible -- they
can be read from the queue without even entering kernel space. Support for
getting multiple completion events is also needed (sigtimed wait only pulls
one signal at a time). Nothing is stopping us from adding support to do
an async sigtimedwait that provides a completion event when a signal arrives.


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