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    SubjectRe: Scheduler activations (IIRC) question
    On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 09:02:53PM +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > Vectorizing doesn't help. In the example of 5 stat() calls, those
    > calls could easily be due to 5 different service state machines, each
    > responding to a different user request. There's no easy way to work
    > out that they could have been submitted as a single vector.

    Well, it's pretty much orthogonal to "making everything async", but it
    does have the advantage of batching and hence reducing the number of
    system call traps that need to be made to get a given amount of work
    done. It's unfortunate there aren't more users of the vectored API's.

    -- wli
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