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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.


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