VCHR files are character devices that you would see the 'c' in the
first column for 'ls -l'.
Ahh, character special devices. SEF also pointed this out to me right
after I got this email. I know what those are, but I've never heard
them distinguished as VCHR devices.
I'm all better now, must have been too much Turkey. *grin*
If you know what the AIO/LIO functions are for, and have software that
One more question. AIO == Asynchronous I/O, but LIO?
AIO == Asynchronous I/O.
LIO == List (directed) I/O.
LIO essentially allows for multiple AIO requests to be batched into
a single system call. It is kind of like writev/readv, except you
can intermix read and write system calls with LIO. With LIO, you can
specify a signal to post when it is fully done. signanosleep(2) is
especially useful in conjunction with LIO.