Re: Plans for gnome-vfs replacement

On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 19:01 -0400, Hans Petter Jansson wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 13:14 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > 
> > The way I had planned this was to always use true async i/o when talking
> > to the vfs daemon via sockets (easy), but implement local async i/o
> > using threads. If glib threads are not initialized we'd just fall back
> > to doing blocking "async" calls.
> You could use AIO on Linux and the equivalent on BSD, if you think it's
> worth the effort. Flow will have an AIO-based implementation eventually.

Unfortuantely the linux support isn't good enough. I talked to some
kernel people, and it would seem this is still pretty much the status
wrt posix aio:

In particular, we would need fixes for at least restrictions 1, 5 and 7.

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