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Subject: Re: [boost] [beast] write_some EWOULDBLOCK/EAGAIN error recovery non-blocking operations
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-04 00:23:04

On 4/07/2017 08:21, Vinnie Falco wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Artyom Beilis
>> I strongly recommend doing full testing of everything in non-blocking
>> mode because
>> (a) It is VERY common to mix them so you MUST work correctly
>> regardless the socket configuration.
>> (b) It provides a huge performance advantage especially for small
>> blocks over multiple connections since it reduces need for callback
> Oh trust me, I know. A carefully written non-blocking mode server can
> handle thousands of connections and in the fast-path requires
> resources proportional to N = the number of threads rather than the
> number of connections. So I will be doing what I can to make this work
> and make it part of the public interface.

It's unfortunate that (as I understand it) async I/O on Linux isn't
implemented very well. Async I/O on Windows is significantly superior
to non-blocking I/O, and if it were the same on Linux then you would
just never use non-blocking I/O at all (since after all it's mostly a
hack anyway).

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