Emulator stopping during mnesia writes

dgould <>
Thu May 11 21:02:41 CEST 2000


On Thu, May 11, 2000 at 01:26:33PM -0500, Scott Lystig Fritchie wrote:
> single process with a select() (poll()?) driver loop.  Really busy Web
> servers implemented that way have a problem blocking for local disk
> I/O, though.  So they use a whole bunch of external processes to read
> the file (if it indeed exists), which brings the whole thing into page
> cache first.  The main process rarely blocks for local disk I/O.  Sick
> and twisted, but apparently a very effective technique.  And portable.

This is exactly what I was suggesting. For example, Informix and Oracle
database systems do this.

-dg
 
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