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    SubjectRe: Async disk i/o in Linux

    On Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 09:06:44PM +0200, Ramon Garcia Fernandez wrote:

    > "Other 2.4 kernel advances TUX uses are: async networking and disk IO,"
    > Does this mean that the kernel 2.4 supports fcntl/sigio with regular
    > files? Or it supports select with them?

    The kernel has async block device and file IO support already --- it
    uses that sort of thing for file readahead, for example. There isn't
    an exported async IO api for user applications yet, although we're
    working on one. Kernel internal modules such as TUX can access the
    async properties of the page cache if they want to.


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