LCA: A new approach to asynchronous I/O
Posted Feb 10, 2009 21:03 UTC (Tue) by ddaa
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According to the mailinator blog, blocking I/O wrapped in threads using NPTL smokes non-blocking I/O in terms of performance. It is also fairly straightforward to implement at the application level.
There are certainly reasons to implement the POSIX standard, mostly political I guess. But for pragmatic application development on operating systems that have good threading, non-blocking I/O seems like more trouble to use than it's worth.
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