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From Colm MacCarthaigh <>
Subject Re: Is async the answer
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2008 20:07:40 GMT
On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 02:31:11PM -0500, Akins, Brian wrote:
> On 1/18/08 2:20 PM, "Colm MacCarthaigh" <> wrote:
> > I think so, in some environments anyway. If you have a server tuned for
> > high throughput accross large bandwidth-delay product links then you
> > have the general problem of equal-priority threads sitting around with
> > quite a lot of large impending writes.
> Doesn't sendfile (and others) help in that case?  Also RAM is cheap,
> bandwidth isn't :)

Oh if you can use sendfile, you use it sure, and whether its used async
or not isn't going to make a big deal, all of the benefits are the zero
copy, the DMA, the TOE, and so on. That's not even a consideration,
async is really for dynamic content, proxies, and other non-sendfile

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