One at a time
Posted Mar 8, 2004 15:01 UTC (Mon) by corbet
In reply to: A retry-based AIO infrastructure
Parent article: A retry-based AIO infrastructure
Perhaps I didn't express that quite as well as I could have. What it means is that the kernel can be actively working on only one request per process at a time. There can be several requests with I/O outstanding, but, once the CPU's attention is required, only one at a time can be worked on, even on multiprocessor systems.
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