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Re: [Chicken-users] Asynchronous I/O Egg Release

From: Andy Bennett
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Asynchronous I/O Egg Release
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 11:11:26 +0100
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> And of course, reads of files on the file
> system never block at all

A read from a file can block when the operating system needs to go to
disk for the data. This happens when the buffer empties and it cannot be
refilled before the next read call.


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