introduction to asynchronous I/O library routines
The asynchronous input/output routines described in this section
are defined in aio.h.
They provide a user application with the ability to overlap
CPU processing with I/O operations.
By default, asynchronous I/O is threads-based and supports all file types.
You can also use a high performance, kernel-based implementation
of Asynchronous I/O that supports only raw slices of hard disks.
You must link with libthread to use these routines.
``Asynchronous I/O'' in Programming with system calls and libraries
The asynchronous input/output functions conform to POSIX Part 1:
System API Amendment 1 Realtime Extension (also known
in draft form as POSIX P1003.4).
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