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    SubjectRe: Thread implementations...
    On Wed, Jun 24, 1998 at 10:30:00AM +1000, Richard Gooch wrote:
    > The last time I tried non-blocking I/O on a regular file, it still
    > blocked :-( This was with Linux 2.1.x.

    I just looked at the fs code briefly and don't see anything to handle
    O_NONBLOCK for regular files.

    In fact... I'm not even sure how easy this would be to add to the kernel as
    you would really need a kernel thread for each outstanding request (this is
    starting to go in circles).

    I was looking into this for sendfile(2), which can have similar constraints
    and requirements.


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