Re: context switch vs. signal delivery [was: Re: Accelerating user mode

From: Benjamin LaHaise (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 21:21:42 EST

On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 10:14:42PM -0500, Jeff Dike wrote:
> I'm not sure if this makes any sense, but coupling the new aio mechanism with
> something that queues up siginfos might be interesting. It would be a magic
> descriptor that would feed you signals when you read it.
> Is that at all sane?

Delivering signals from aio completion is indeed possible. There is
even a field in the iocb structure for doing this in order to provide
complete posix compatibility (well, except for the fact that structure
initialization is enforced).


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