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    SubjectRe: Good point of Linux over Windows NT
    > one solution in linux is to just launch off another thread to do the
    > io which'll get stuck in kernel mode, not the whole process. but this
    > is kind of cheesy, and has the overhead of creating a new thread.

    Its not much of an overhead - 11uS for the clone and exit. Your I/O will
    probably swallow that. You dont have to create a thread for each I/O either
    just for each currently pending parallel I/O - you can keep a pair of
    friends around for I/O


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