Re: Q for the standards gurus...

Alan Cox (
Fri, 2 May 1997 20:44:09 +0100 (BST)

> SunOS, AIX (up to 4.1.5) and HP-UX (up to 10.20) only do AIO
> on raw block device. Don't know for sure about other platforms
> or later releases of AIX and HP-UX.

Have a look how OS's do AIO. A suprising number treat AIO as a user space
threading problem. I think this is definitely the right approach.