Re: [Kiobuf-io-devel] RFC: Kernel mechanism: Compound event wait

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 16:30:11 EST


> > So you consider inability to select() on regular files _feature_?
> select on files is unimplementable. You can't do background file IO the
> same way you do background receiving of packets on socket. Filesystem is
> synchronous. It can block.

You can use helper friends if VFS layer is not able to handle
background IO. Then we can do it right in linux-4.4.

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