libeio and plattform specific aio

Aleksandar Lazic al-libev at
Wed Jun 4 12:10:42 CEST 2008

On Mit 04.06.2008 09:52, Marc Lehmann wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 11:51:47PM +0200, Aleksandar Lazic
><al-libev at> wrote:
>> what do you think, will libeio be able to use the 'best' aio for the
>> plattform, or are there all only part of the solution?
>It would be, but you need to be careful - linux doesn't have working
>AIO for normal files - the libc on linux emulates it using threads, and
>libeio's threads are much lower on resource usage and are also faster.

I haven't know this, thanks.


>so while libeio certainly could transparently use native aio, this
>currently isn't on my priority list, as on most platforms it will just
>use threads anyways or will not work very well.
>if somebody sent a patch for some platform and maintained it, that
>would of course be very welcome (especially if some benchmark showed
>how this affects resource usage and efficiency), but it is likely too
>early to use native aio on most operating systems.

So, you mean threads are the plattform independed solution.
There are some thread implementations out there do you mean the 'build
in' or bundled with libeio, maybe pthreads or something similar?


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