[TUHS] non-blocking IO - threads

Rob Pike robpike at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 09:05:39 AEST 2020

It's only messy if you make a messy job of it.


On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 8:36 AM Jon Steinhart <jon at fourwinds.com> wrote:

> Lawrence Stewart writes:
> > I’ve always thought select(2) was a pretty good thing.  In 1995 at Open
> > Market we had a single-process web server that had no difficulties
> > running 1000 to 1200 connections.  I think that was BSD, and later OSF-1.
> So select was a great thing until interactive graphics came along.  Just
> got too messy.  I recall writing assembly language code to support threads
> in the mid to late 1980s, and I remember reading some papers from Sun about
> the same.  Everybody was doing it.  Anybody have enough of the history to
> paint a picture of how we got from there to standardized threads?
> Jon
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