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SubjectRe: [patch 00/11] ANNOUNCE: "Syslets", generic asynchronous system call support
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> really, what's the point behind aio_cancel()?

- sequence

aio_write()
aio_cancel()
aio_write()

with both writes going to the same place must be predictably

- think beyond files. Writes to sockets, ttys, they can block and
cancel must abort them. Even for files the same applies in some
situations, e.g., for network filesystems.

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