Magnus Hagander wrote:
> I don't think that's correct either. Scatter/Gather I/O is used to SQL
> Server can issue reads for several blocks from disks into it's own
> buffer cache with a single syscall even if these buffers are not
> sequential. It did make significant performance improvements when they
> added it, though.
> (For those not knowing - it's ReadFile/WriteFile where you pass an array
> of "this many bytes to this address" as parameters)

Isn't that like the BSD writev()/readv() that Linux supports also?  Is
that something we should be using on Unix if it is supported by the OS?

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