[Haskell-cafe]Re: Hugsvs GHC (again)was: Re: Somerandomnewbiequestions

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Thu Jan 20 04:33:01 EST 2005

On 19 January 2005 20:33, Glynn Clements wrote:

> Simon Marlow wrote:
>> We do use a thread pool.  But you still need as many OS threads as
>> there are blocked read() calls, unless you have a single thread
>> doing select() as I described.
> How does the select() help? AFAIK, select() on a regular file or block
> device will always indicate that it is readable, even if a subsequent
> read() would have to read the data from disk.

Again we've lost track of the discussion a bit.  Yes you're right, but I
was answering a different question.


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