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SubjectRe: Async UDP I/O?
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 09:43:15PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> What do you mean by "asynchronous UDP" - all UDP is asynchronous. You ask
> it to send it and it gets queued or dropped somewhere - its not subject
> to flow control like TCP
>
> Can you explain more ?

Async receive helps a lot when you've got tons of open sockets (needed to
get queuing right). I think that the current tx mechanism is broken; it's
quite useful to get backpressure from network devices for things like mlppp
implemented the right way (as a network protocol, instead of its own layer).

-ben
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