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SubjectRe: [patch 00/11] ANNOUNCE: "Syslets", generic asynchronous system call support

* Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:

> > What are the semantics of async sys_async_wait and async sys_async ?
>
> Ooooohh. OpenVMS lives forever ;) Me likeee ;)

hm, i dont know OpenVMS - but googled around a bit for 'VMS
asynchronous' and it gave me this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asynchronous_system_trap

is AST what you mean? From a quick read AST seems to be a signal
mechanism a bit like Unix signals, extended to kernel-space as well -
while syslets are a different 'safe execution engine' kind of thing
centered around the execution of system calls.

Ingo
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