[Mono-devel-list] PATCH: reworked async IO for Socket

James Mansion james at wgold.demon.co.uk
Mon Apr 11 15:17:20 EDT 2005

>Epool, kqueue and async IO all share the same problem: they are barely

They don't really have to be - there are plenty of
examples of how to wrap them up to create a virtual layer
that *is* portable.  You only need 'one of' these
technologies on any given platform, and configure can
take care of the rest.

Given the effectiveness of P/Invoke and dynamic loading,
the portability layer could be in C#.

AIO I would ignore, *that* suffers from the IMO worse
fate of portable APIs and generally half-baked
implementations that are passable on a small number
of disk devices and rubbish on large numbers of

Sometimes, Microsoft do things right.


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