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On Fri, 19 Jun 1998, Richard Gooch wrote:

> On the other hand you could say that the UNIX semantics are fine and
> are quite scalable, provided you use them sensibly. Some of these
> "problems" are due to applications not being properly thought out in
> the first place. If for example you have N threads each polling a
> chunk of FDs, things can run well, provided you don't have *each*
> thread polling *all* FDs. Of course, you want to use poll(2) rather
> than select(2), but other than that the point stands.

You may not be able to exploit the parallism available in the hardware
unless you can "load balance" the descriptors well enough...

Dean



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