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    SubjectRe: Good point of Linux over Windows NT


    On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, David S. Miller wrote:

    > Kernel level support for async-IO is something that should be at least
    > thought about. From the UNIX's that I've heard actually do it, they
    > limit you to one outstanding async-IO request per task/thread. This
    > seems to suggest it is not a trivial problem to solve at all.
    >
    > From what I've heard NT allows numerous (unlimited?) outstanding
    > async-IO requests to be queued to the system, and programmers love
    > this. Can someone validate this? It's what I've heard, I want to
    > know if it is true.
    >

    VMS (omigosh) has this - you can queue as many async IO requests as
    your process quota will allow. Its a VERY nice feature. I think we
    should borrow it.

    Y.


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