From: Felipe Magno de Almeida (felipe.m.almeida_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-03 22:47:56
On 8/3/05, Pedro Lamarão <pedro.lamarao_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I must be absolutely ignorant in what constitutes a performant
> networking application, if multiple threads blocking on IO is a design
> doomed to general non-use by those writing multi-session applications.
> Can you explain to me what is fundamentally wrong with this model, and
> how the use of asynchronous primitives or the non-blocking mode is so
> vastly superior?
Asynchronous scales a lot better, if you're putting each session on a
thread it wont be able to handle too many connections reliably. With
asynchronous, completion ports or select/poll you're able to handle
multi-session without requiring more threads. That way you can have
one thread per processor and that way not kill the performance with
> I would sincerely like to know, because I've been writing those for some
> time, and, though our clients aren't complaining, perhaps I could be
> delivering more.
Probably your application doesnt have to handle too many connections
at the same time.
> Pedro Lamarão
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